BASICS is not an abstinence only program and you will not automatically be told to stop using substances. In BASICS you will get information invited into a discussion about what is right for you so you can get support in considering what is working or how to make changes.
Some topics covered in BASICS sessions include:
- Personalized blood alcohol content (BAC) information
- Brain functioning
- Social norms and patterns
Who goes to BASICS?
The BASICS program is appropriate for anyone who wants to have a conversation about their use or nonuse of substances. Any UVM student is welcome to participate in BASICS at no cost. Some students are required to attend as part of an athletic team or fraternity and sorority life chapter. Other students attend as a result of a conduct violation.