What is High Expectations?
High Expectations is an early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks associated with marijuana and other drug use. It is an empathetic, confidential, non-judgmental program open to all JMU students.
It consists of two, 50-minute interview sessions that use self-assessment of drug use, behavior, and potential risks, and then helps students identify potential changes to reduce future drug-related negative consequences.
High Expectations is not an addiction treatment program. Referral to appropriate community resources is available.
Looking for a Change?
Some students may struggle with the use of marijuana and other drugs while in college. Additionally, students may have a hard time coping with the negative consequences that come from using drugs. High Expectations can help students who want to examine or reduce their marijuana and other drug use.
High Expectations can help students that are:
- Referred by administrators, faculty/staff, coaches, or friends
- Mandated by Judicial Affairs for a JMU drug policy violation
- Court-mandated to complete substance abuse prevention hours
To discuss the appropriateness and scheduling of High Expectations for yourself or for a student, please contact Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Paige Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-568-3317.