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Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is based on the research and model developed at The University of Washington.

BASICS consists of two sessions, two to three weeks apart, which last about 60 minutes each. All sessions are one-on-one between the student and a trained BASICS facilitator.

During Session 1 the student's alcohol consumption patterns, history and related behaviors will be assessed. A drinking diary assignment will be explained.

Between sessions the student will be assigned a homework assignment, which will include keeping track of your alcohol consumption using a self monitoring card, and will be asked to complete a fifteen minute online survey. 

During Session 2 the student will be provided with personalized feedback based on the assessment and drinking diary.  Conversation will focus on ways the student might reduce future health, social and legal risks.

If you are interested in participating in the BASICS program, please contact us at

If you are required to complete BASICS due to a mandated referral, it is important that you contact OSAPSS in a timely manner. You will receive a deadline by when you need to schedule your first BASICS session and a deadline for completing both sessions and required follow up survey. Remember, sessions occur two to three weeks apart so please plan accordingly.

For more information on Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS), please visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's website.

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