BASICS Spring 2018 Schedule

Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a program used by students to explore their drinking in a non-judgmental environment.

Students who are found responsible for an on-campus alcohol or marijuana violation may satisfy their judicial sanction in one of two ways.

  • Education class. Students who are found responsible for a minor first-time alcohol or marijuana violation may attend the one-hour class.  The class schedule may be accessed here (Link) Students may opt to attend an individual session in lieu of the class.
  • Individual meeting. For subsequent or more serious violations, students will attend individual meetings. Students sanctioned by the Conduct Office to an individual session should call the SWRC office at 581-1423 or schedule an individual counseling session online.

Harm Reduction

Our approach is harm reduction. We do not tell students what they should or should not do. We provide accurate information, enabling students to make informed and healthy decisions.


Students concerned about their use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, or other drugs may come on their own to meet confidentially with a licensed counselor. There is no fee. Students might want to stop using or just cut back; 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.





Who should take the check-up?

The Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO  is not specifically for any one person or type. The survey is designed to gather information about you and assess your habits to provide feedback indicating  personalized drinking patterns and risk patterns as well as ways to cope, overcome, improve, or maintain. Even if you are not a person who typically drinks it can still useful to determine how you compare to classmates.

The Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO will provide you with accurate and personalized feedback about:

  • Your individual drinking pattern
  • Your risk patterns
  • Your aspirations and goals
  • Helpful resources at University of Maine and in your community

On Campus Resources

  • Counseling Center 581.1392
  • Cutler Health Center 581.4179
  • Student Affairs 581.1406

Off Campus Resources

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 800.737.6237
  • Al-Anon 800.498.1844
  • Narcotics Anonymous 818.773.9999
  • Emergency 911