Student Interventions

Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS)

BASICS is a two-session assessment created specifically for college students. Developed at the University of Washington, BASICS has been found to significantly reduce negative consequences resulting from drinking, as well as alcohol consumption rates. BASICS providers adhere to the empirically tested BASICS model while meeting with all students. 

Students meet with a provider for an intake interview and complete an online screening instrument that gathers information about the student’s relationship with alcohol. A comprehensive personalized feedback profile is generated for the second session, which features comparisons to campus norms, consequences of use and student goals. The provider guides the student through their profile, using principles of Motivational Interviewing throughout the process. 

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