Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students

This program, abbreviated as BASICS, is designed for students to explore their drinking in a non-judgmental environment. BASICS is presented in two varieties:

I. A group education class, which provides information on the effects of alcohol, is intended to be a conversation about alcohol use and how to stay safe. It lasts for about one hour and is typically assigned for a minor first-time alcohol or cannabis violation.

II. An individual one-on-one meeting with a professional staff member to explore use, habits, and balance. These meetings are private and are typically assigned for subsequent or more serious violations, but if you are unable to attend an education class, you may schedule an individual meeting to satisfy the requirement.

Call to schedule an individual session: 207.581.1423 or email


Self-referral simply means you are interested in meeting with our professional staff out of your own interest. Students concerned about their use of alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, or other drugs may meet privately with a professional staff member. Students might want to stop using, are thinking about cutting back, or may want information; either way, we can assist.

Students concerned about someone else, such as a family member, friend, teammate, or roommate may also talk with one of our staff.

To schedule an appointment call 207.581.1423 or email

Additional Option

If you are interested in a similar meeting, but in a more confidential setting, the Counseling Center is available on campus. This is a free, confidential resource where students meet one-on-one with a licensed counselor to discuss any concerns they may have about any topics. 

For more information visit the Counseling Center Website.

To schedule an appointment call 207-581-1392.