Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students

What is it?

BASICS is an alcohol intervention program offered by the Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs at Georgia Southern University. Participants meet 1-on-1 with a trained specialist who will help them to evaluate their own alcohol use, to identify personal risks and to plan ways to reduce the consequences associated with their alcohol use.  BASICS sessions are non-judgmental and are personalized to the interests and needs of the student.

The BASICS program was developed at the University of Washington and is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based programs (

How much does it cost?

BASICS is FREE for self-referred students.  For sanctioned students, there is a fee of $50 for BASICS.  This is included as part of your sanction from the Office of Student Conduct and can be paid at Deal Hall.

How long will it take?

BASICS consists of two sessions which are each approximately 45 minutes in length. However, the second session is typically shorter than the first. There is one week between the first and second sessions.

Where will it take place?

BASICS sessions are held in Room 2022 of the Russell Union.

Why should I take BASICS?

BASICS is a great service for students looking to reduce their alcohol use or to reduce the consequences associated with their alcohol use.

Is it confidential?

BASICS sessions are completely confidential.

Can I use this to meet my court/probation requirement?

With the permission of the student, the Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs can provide a letter verifying completion of the BASICS program. In some cases, this can be used to satisfy legal obligations. Please contact 912-478-2462 for more information on using BASICS for legal purposes.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call 912-478-0108 to schedule an appointment. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM.

Last updated: 1/11/2017

Alcohol and Other Drugs Office • PO Box 8070 • (912) 478-0108 •