Alcohol Assessment and Education

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a two-session alcohol assessment and education program for UW-Eau Claire students. Some students are assigned to attend BASICS to fulfill a requirement as a result of an alcohol-related offense, while others participate because they would like to learn strategies to reduce negative consequences they experience due to drinking. BASICS helps students examine their own drinking patterns in a judgment-free environment. During BASICS sessions, students identify individualized goals to reduce the harmful outcomes of drinking.

What can I expect from BASICS?

BASICS consists of two sessions, two to four weeks apart, which last between 60-90 minutes each. All sessions are one-on-one between the student and a trained BASICS facilitator. Students who are required to complete BASICS due to a University violation will receive a deadline for completing both sessions.

  • Session 1 assesses the student's alcohol consumption patterns, history and related issues. A homework assignment will be explained.
  • Session 2 provides personalized feedback based on assessments and focuses on ways the student might reduce future health, social, and legal risks.

How can I register for BASICS?

Registration for BASICS is completed through the Health Promotion office in Schofield 26. Contact Katie Wilson to register.

How much does it cost to take BASICS?

For those assigned to BASICS as a sanction, the total cost for the 2 sessions is $100. Payment is made at the time of the first session. Students who self-refer to BASICS will not be charged a fee.

Who should I contact if I have questions about BASICS?

For more information about BASICS contact the Health Promotion Office by emailing Katie Wilson or by calling 715-836-5112 or by stopping by our office in 26 Schofield Hall.

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