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Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS)

BASICS helps students examine their drinking behavior in a safe space. BASICS is not an abstinence-only program. Goals of the program are selected by the student and aimed at reducing risky behaviors and potential harmful consequences.

Services provided through BASICS are non-judgmental, non-labeling, and confidential. BASICS involves two meetings with a trained graduate student with the Longhorn Wellness Center office.

  • Meeting #1 is with a small group of students. Students discuss an overview of the program and complete an online assessment. Approximately 1 hour.
  • Meeting #2 is a one-on-one follow-up held about two weeks after the first meeting. It provides the student with personalized feedback based on their assessment. Approximately 1 hour.

All students at The University of Texas at Austin are welcome to sign-up for BASICS, although some may be sanctioned to complete the program.

There is no charge to participate.

Sign-up for students participating on their own accord

Sign-up for students who have been sanctioned to take BASICS

BASICS Overview and Frequently Asked Questions




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