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BASICS

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 hawkinsp@jmu.edu or 540-568-3317.