What is BASICS?
BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is an early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks that may result from alcohol use. It is an empathetic, confidential, non-judgmental program open to all JMU students.
It consists of two, 50-minute interview sessions that use self-assessment of alcohol use, behavior, and potential risks, and then helps students identify potential changes to reduce future alcohol-related negative consequences.
BASICS is not an addiction treatment program. Referral to appropriate community resources is available.
Looking for a Change?
While in college, some students may drink alcohol heavily and/or have negative consequences that result from alcohol use. BASICS can help students who want to examine or reduce their alcohol use.BASICS can help students that are:
- Referred by administrators, faculty, staff, coaches, or friends
- Mandated by Judicial Affairs for a JMU alcohol policy violation
- Court-mandated to complete substance abuse prevention hours
To discuss the appropriateness and scheduling of BASICS for yourself or for a student, please contact Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Paige Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-568-3317.