BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students)

 

WHAT IS BASICS?

The goal of BASICS at Missouri S&T is to motivate students to reduce risky behaviors associated with alcohol consumption.  BASICS will provide you with a structured opportunity to assess your own risk, identify potential changes that could work for you, and help you to reduce your risk for developing future problems.

The BASICS program consists of two 60-minute sessions held within two weeks of each other; the first session includes alcohol education and screening,  the second session provides personalized feedback about alcohol use, risk, protective factors, and consequences experienced, as well as norms clarification, ways to reduce future risks, and options to assist in making changes.

 

WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM BASICS?

BASICS is designed for any student who seeks to develop alcohol skills to become more knowledgeable about reducing harmful consumption and associated problems. Participation in BASICS is also designed to assist students who drink heavily and are experiencing negative consequences as a result of their high risk drinking. BASICS referrals may be made by any member of the campus community - simply contact basics@mst.edu, Student Wellness, 341.4225 or the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, stuaff@mst.edu; students may also voluntarily attend BASICS.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

BASICS involves two sessions with a health educator or counselor.

Session 1: A 60-minute appointment where you will receive information about the program including information on how to access Electronic Check-Up to Go(e-CHUG). This may be a one-on-one session or with a group of students who have been referred to BASICS. You must register for session 1 (see below).

Session 2: Based on the data collected in the questionnaire, you will receive a feedback profile that provides personalized information about your use of alcohol. You will review the feedback profile in a one-on-one session lasting approximately 60 minutes. We will work with you to schedule the session at a time that fits with your schedule. e-CHUG identification numbers can be emailed to basics@mst.edu.

 

REGISTERING FOR SESSION 1

BASICS workshops fill up quickly each session. In order to sign up in a timely manner, please contact BASICS as quickly as you can. BASICS appointments are scheduled by Counseling, Disability Support, and Student Wellness.

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm ¦ Phone: 341.4225 ¦basics@mst.edu

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR SESSION 1 BY CALLING or EMAILING TO CONFIRM A SESSION DATE & TIME.

 


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THE FINE PRINT
The Missouri S&T version of BASICS is based on research conducted at the University of Washington and Western Washington University. Its aim is to reduce high-risk use of alcohol and other drugs as well as the potentially harmful problems associated with such use. In the words of the authors who conceptualized BASICS, “it is nonconfrontational, nonjudgmental, nonauthoritarian, and nonlabeling."
Dimeff, L., Baer, J., Kivlahan, D., & Marlatt, G. (1999). Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students. The Guilford Press.