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BASICS

A conversation around alcohol


What does BASICS stand for?

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students

CASICS

A conversation around cannabis


What does CASICS stand for?

Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students

BASICS

A conversation around alcohol

What does BASICS stand for?

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students

CASICS

A conversation around cannabis

What does CASICS stand for?

Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students

 

PROGRAM UPDATE

Operational Updates

  • The Longhorn Wellness Center will continue to offer BASICS and CASICS through the Fall 2020 Semester. Last classes offered on December 3rd.
  • All BASICS and CASICS sessions will continue to be offered via Zoom and/or phone.
  • If you are required to take BASICS or CASICS through Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and have concerns about deadlines, we encourage students to follow up with their office.
  • Questions? Email us at BASICS@austin.utexas.edu.

Resources

  • Need help getting Zoom? visit: https://zoom.its.utexas.edu
  • Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line [512-471-2255]
  • Student Emergency Services [512-471-5017]
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [1- 800-273-8255]

Reminder

Sign up for each program separately. If you are already signed up and want to change your meeting date, log into the portal.

Remember: Meeting 1 is required before moving on to meeting 2.

SIGN UP

Who are these programs for?

Any UT Austin student who is thinking about how alcohol or cannabis, or both, is affecting their personal wellbeing or academics can enroll in these programs. This might include:

  • Thinking about changing your use, including how much or how often,
  • Reflecting on a past scenario involving cannabis/alcohol,
  • Wanting to learn more about how to stay safer if you choose to use.

There is no cost or prerequisites to sign up. You can sign up for just one, or both programs.

What to expect

BASICS and CASICS are services provided by The Longhorn Wellness Center and are non-judgmental, non-labeling, and not abstinence based.

Both BASICS and CASICS involve two, 50-minute virtual meetings with a trained graduate facilitator. The meetings are private.

Meeting 1 Meeting 2

During meeting 1 you will meet with a small group of peers to get an overview of the program, baseline education and take a personalized online assessment. The average time between meeting 1 and meeting 2 is 2 weeks. Exceptions can be made.

During meeting 2 you and your facilitator will review the personalized assessment that you get to keep and a signed Certificate of Completion.

Meeting 1
During meeting 1 you will meet with a small group of peers to get an overview of the program, baseline education and take a personalized online assessment. The average time between meeting 1 and meeting 2 is 2 weeks. Exceptions can be made.
Meeting 2
During meeting 2 you and your facilitator will review the personalized assessment that you get to keep and a signed Certificate of Completion.

Sign up for each program separately

  1. Sign up by filling out a short form.
  2. Receive an email with a link after submitting the form.
  3. Follow the email link to view our class calendar. Look for green slots for BASICS and orange slots for CASICS.
  4. Sign up for either meeting 1 BASICS [for alcohol] or meeting 1 CASICS [for cannabis].
  5. Receive a confirmation email after signing up.
  6. Read through the confirmation email and attachments.
  7. Do not forget to mark your meeting date, time, and zoom ID number on a calendar. Log onto the portal to see your meeting date and time.
  8. See you at meeting 1. If, you need to reschedule do so with 48 hours advance [there is a $25 ‘no show’ fee].

Email us at BASICS@austin.utexas.edu with any questions, comments or concerns.




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