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Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) consists of two one hour one-on-one sessions with a Wellness Coordinator. The focus of these sessions are to learn more about the student, their drinking pattern, and working collaboratively toward preventing such incidents from occurring again. During these sessions, the student completes an online assessment.

BASICS is a brief intervention program for students who have violated the alcohol policy at the University of Tennessee and meet criteria for being at higher risk. The Center for Health Education and Wellness staff conducts BASICS in two one-on-one meetings with students. Motivational Interviewing techniques are the foundation for BASICS to meet students where they are to elicit change. The purpose of these meetings is to assess current pattern of use, engage students in a dialogue about their use, and provide resources

Students are typically sanctioned to complete these sessions as a part of an alcohol violation; however, any student may volunteer to meet with the Wellness Coordinator due to concerns or questions regarding their personal use of alcohol.

For more information, email Rebecca Juarez at or by phone at (865) 974-5725.

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