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The definition of “intervene” is to come between or interfere with. And when it comes to underage drinking, intervention plays a necessary and important part in solving the problem. In the past, interventions were planned events where an individual was surprised by family and friends and told to change his or her ways. Current intervention techniques, such as BASICS, aim for less judgmental and more empathetic solutions. These newer forms of intervention allow the participant to begin the process of lowering or eliminating consumption. In this section, you will find information on BASICS, Student Assistance Programs, and also Act 211.