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BASICS Alcohol & Other substance brief interventions

Brief Alcohol* Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) encourages students to reflect on their substance use and make future decisions that most align with their values and goals. The program is presented in a confidential and judgement-free setting.  

*Originally, BASICS primarily focused on students’ alcohol consumption, and has now expanded to consider other substances as well.  This program is designed for students who have either been referred by our local Courts or campus Conduct offices, or simply have a curiosity about their substance use patterns and/or have some interest in exploring changes.  However, if you feel you are already struggling with your substance use to the extent you are having difficulty managing it and are experiencing negative outcomes, please contact our Clinical Substance Use Counselor for more direct private support.

Why participate in BA 

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  • BASICS consists of at least two virtual (Zoom) sessions, over a three-week period, led by a trained facilitator.  
  • Session One is 75 minutes long, typically in a group of 3-5 students.  
  • In between Sessions One and Two, students complete a survey which includes short-term goal development.  
  • Session Two is 60 minutes and is an individualized, 1-on-1 meeting with the facilitator.    
  • It is important to note that BASICS is a screening tool that often pairs with broader educational programs like Carpe Diem. It is not considered a replacement for clinical assessments or counseling; however, we do provide these services at Student Wellness.  
  • Student Wellness is proud to partner with local non-profit Carpe Diem for provision of court and conduct related substance education and skill building classes. To register for this program, please click here.

For appointments, more information or questions, email [email protected]

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