BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a nationally recognized and evidence-based program to reduce harmful alcohol use. The program addresses problem drinking, excessive drinking, and binge drinking by utilizing motivational interviewing techniques and enhancing motivation to change.
Participants will explore their own alcohol use in a non-judgmental environment, learn how to reduce risky behavior and avoid harmful consequences, identify changes that could help reduce their risk, and learn important information and skills to assist with risk reduction.
Starting Fall 2016, UH Wellness will coordinate the BASICS program in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office. BASICS will be used as an educational sanction that must be completed for students who are found responsible for alcohol violations.
Students will be required to complete an online assessment at the office of UH Wellness, followed by an individualized feedback session and discussion with a faculty or staff facilitator.