Student Wellness Services

Office of Wellness Education



What is BASICS?

Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a way to reduce alcohol related risk NOW preventing alcohol dependence in the FUTURE.  

How It Works

Students must complete two 60 minute sessions with a trained provider.

  • The first session is to assess drinking patterns, related attitudes about alcohol, and motivation to change drinking habits. eCHUG and eTOKE are used to help assess substance patterns and behaviors.
  • The second is to get feedback about personal risk factors and advice about ways to moderate drinking.

Students also receive computer generated personalized feedback summarizing the reviewed material.

When to Refer

Referrals for BASICS can come from a variety of sources including:

  • Athletics
  • Professors
  • Self-Referral
  • Student Conduct
  • University Deans
  • Resident Assistants
  • Concerned Friends
  • The Women's Center
  • Health Service

Although BASICS is primarily for students who are high-risk alcohol users, the program also gives feedback related to other drugs.