Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a program that offers students an opportunity to examine and explore their alcohol and other substance use in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.

BASICS serves students individually, providing a personalized feedback report and a confidential session with a trained counselor. The goal of BASICS is to help students determine and develop their strategy for a safe, healthy and low-risk lifestyle in regard to alcohol and substance use choices to achieve academic success and personal satisfaction.

Who is BASICS for?

BASICS is available for any student who would like to reflect upon their alcohol and/or other substance use objectively and without judgment. Students explore alcohol and drug use in relation to personal goals and well-being and identify the strategies or changes that may work best for them, as well as reduce the risk for future concerns.

Students may be referred from the Office of Student Conduct to participate in BASICS due to an alcohol or marijuana use violation; however, any student who would like to examine their alcohol or other drug use can choose to participate in BASICS.

What happens in BASICS?

In BASICS, you will complete an online questionnaire to create a personalized profile report. A counselor will meet with you for a confidential session(s) to explore your experiences with alcohol and substance use, examine the personalized profile, and assist you in determining the best personal strategy in regard to alcohol and substance use.

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