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What is IMEP?

IMEP is a two-session marijuana screening and education discussion offered free to all U-M students. Note that you need to meet with the same facilitator twice.

Some students attend IMEP to fulfill a requirement as a result of a marijuana-related policy violation, while others participate because they would like to learn strategies to reduce use or quit altogether.

This program is designed to assist students in examining their own behavior in a judgment-free environment. The goals are selected by the student and aimed at reducing risky behaviors and harmful consequences.

What do students say?

It was an amazing experience. [My facilitator] was so kind and so open and helped me reevaluate what my goals in life and with my community were. Great discussion and advice.​

I felt extremely comfortable talking about many things I've never talked about with anyone else. [My facilitator] was not judgmental whatsoever, and was very knowledgeable about the topics, which allowed me to make a good plan.

[My facilitator is] an awesome person and I love talking to her. She really helped me evaluate myself and my life and what I want for it moving forward. 

I appreciate how [my facilitator] took the time to listen and thoroughly understand what I was saying and what I was trying to portray. I also appreciate your understanding marijuana and not assuming that I was [dependent on the drug].

Who are the facilitators?

IMEP facilitators are professional UHS staff and graduate-level interns.

What students can expect:

Program description: IMEP consists of two sessions, which last 60-90 minutes each. All sessions are one-on-one between the student and a facilitator.

Session 1 assesses the student's use patterns, history and related issues. 

Session 2 provides personalized feedback and discusses ways the student might reduce future health, social and legal risks.

If you are required to complete IMEP due to a University violation, you will receive a deadline for completion. Be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure you will complete the program by your deadline.

Confidentiality: Typically, the only information shared with your referral source would be the dates you attended or if you didn't complete the program. There are certain caveats to this, including if a student indicates that s/he may harm him/herself or others, or talks about an event reportable to The Clery Act, information may be disclosed as appropriate.

To make an IMEP appointment:

Please schedule only your first meeting. Your second meeting will be scheduled at the end of your first meeting.

Click here to schedule
your first IMEP appointment

If you've already been through BASICS-IMEP before, please schedule only with: Marsha, Christina, Joy, Carol or Mary Jo.

For more information:

Call Marsha Benz, UHS Health Educator, at 734-647-4656