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Substance Abuse Evaluations

Alcohol and substance abuse can significantly interfere with academic success. Staff at the Counseling Center can assess the level of the problem, determine a helpful course of action, and, when appropriate, refer you to additional community resources.

If you're unsure about your drinking, the Counseling Center offers a 2-session intervention called BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students). BASICS will help you more carefully assess the risks and benefits of your current drinking pattern without labeling you or forcing anything down your throat. It will not only provide feedback about how your drinking compares with your peers, but, if you're interested, it will give you some specific suggestions on how you can reduce the negative consequences that sometimes go with drinking excessively without giving up alcohol altogether and without giving up having a good time.

Care to take a brief self-scored questionaire or find out more about "BASICS" (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)? Please click here.

Page last updated: June 7, 2007