Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a scientifically proven prevention strategy, as recognized by the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), dedicated to effectively reducing high-risk drinking by college and university students. 

BASICS may reduce the risk and liability of your college or university because of its recognized status as a program that works. It may also assist in identifying and referring more severe cases of alcohol abuse for additional intervention, thereby increasing the retention of students who may otherwise leave your institution due to alcohol abuse.

Certified BASICS trainers are now available to Pennsylvania institutions of higher education. If you want to coordinate a BASICS training at your school, the PLCB will fund the expenses of the two-day training for school personnel. The institution requesting the BASICS training should be prepared to photocopy materials, provide a viable site for the training, and provide refreshments and lunch for participants.  The trainers can assist you in the textbook requisition process. While the two-day training should be consecutive, we can vary the scheduling to fit your needs.

To learn more about BASICS, please click here to visit the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).