Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Online Self-Assessment Tools

E-Toke and E-Chug

E-Toke and E-Chug are brief self-assessment and feedback tools designed to help you understand your marijuana (E-Toke) or alcohol (E-Chug) use. The assessment seach take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, are self-guided, and require no face-to-face time with a counselor or administrator.

When you access E-Toke or E-Chug, you are prompted to enter information about your demographics, marijuana or alcohol use, spending patterns, and lifestyle. After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information is validated and then processed. E-Toke or E-Chug calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. That information is then displayed in an easy-to-read format.

To our transgendered students and friends: Both E-Toke and E-Chug ask for gender information but neither allow for a transgender identification. We have spoken to the developers of the tools about this omission and they are considering a future revision in this regard.

Until that time, the tool developers make the following suggestion:

E-Toke and E-Chug use gender information to make certain assumptions about the average amount of water in the body and average metabolic rate. We have no normative comparisons available for transgendered individuals.

To that end, subscribers and participants are advised to note their biological sex. If the person has progressed into hormone therapy or has completed sex reassignment surgery, it may be more clinically appropriate to mark their new gender, but technically, marking the original biological sex would give them more accurate feedback. We are not aware of literature detailing how hormone therapy or sex reassignment affects fat and water distribution/retention or basal metabolic rate.