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 the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices for a JMU alcohol policy violation
- Court-mandated to complete substance abuse prevention hours
To discuss the appropriateness of BASICS for yourself or for a student, please contact Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Paige Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-568-2831.
Log-in to MyJMUHealth to schedule an appointment
Where to go
The University Health Center is located in the Student Success Center at 724 South Mason Street. There are bike racks on both sides of the Student Success Center; bus stops at the Student Success Center, Miller Hall, and the corner of Mason Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way; and there is limited parking in the Grace Street Parking Deck. Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your appointment at The Well - the first floor entrance of the University Health Center off the atrium of the Student Success Center.
The University Health Center strives to make its programs and services as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please let a staff member know if assistance is needed or the University Health Center is difficult to access for any reason.
There is no fee for self-referrals. There is a $50 total fee if mandated ($25 will be billed to the student's account following each session).