Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is an individual interview process conducted over two 90-minute meetings designed to discuss a student's drinking habits and assist the student in making informed decisions regarding their alcohol consumption.
- BASICS does not require abstinence, but assists a student in assessing the risks associated with his/her personal drinking, deciding if changes need to be made, and creating a plan to accomplish those goals. The choice on whether to make change is completely up to the student.
- BASICS interviews are confidential.
We acknowledge that there can be a significant difference in the ways that people choose to interact with alcohol and other drugs. Because of this, we provide the opportunity to work with you on an individual basis to help you with your specific needs. Additionally, we are happy to meet with any Texas A&M student who has concerns about his/her own alcohol or other drug use and Texas A&M community members who have a concern about someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs.
Disclaimer: BASICS facilitators are not licensed counselors. They have been trained to provide alcohol assessments and feedback. Assessment is done for educational purposes only. If a student requires a definite diagnosis or treatment for clinical issues, we refer them to our Recovery Services resource page.