UT University Health Services

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

UT Austin has made modifications to university operations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The following describes how BASICS and CASICS programs will run during the spring 2020 semester.

Operational Updates

  • The Longhorn Wellness Center will offer BASICS and CASICS through the spring semester via teleservices (Zoom and/or phone).
  • Last classes will be offered during the week of May 11-15.
  • BASICS will resume offering Sessions 1 and 2 on April 6th.
  • CASICS appointments will be available beginning April 13th.
  • If you are required to take BASICS or CASICS through Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and have concerns about deadlines, please follow up with that office.
  • Email questions to BASICS@austin.utexas.edu. Our goal is to make this transition smoothly, and we welcome your questions.

Resources

  • Help getting Zoom
  • UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line [512-471-2255]
  • UT Student Emergency Services [512-471-5017]
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [1- 800-273-8255]

The BASICS program aims to help students examine their drinking behavior. Separately, the CASICS program aims to help students examine their marijuana use. BASICS and CASICS are not abstinence-only programs. The student selects the programs goals, which focus on reducing risky behaviors and potential harmful consequences.

Services provided through BASICS are non-judgmental, non-labeling, and confidential. BASICS involves two meetings with a trained graduate student with the Longhorn Wellness Center office.

All UT Austin students are welcome to sign-up for BASICS and/or CASICS, although some students may be required to participate by Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.

  • Meeting #1 is with a small group of students. Students discuss an overview of the program and complete an online assessment.
  • Meeting #2 is an individual follow-up held about two weeks after the first meeting. It provides the student with personalized feedback based on their assessment.

There is no charge to participate.

Sign up for those referred to take BASICS or CASICS from Sorority and Fraternity Life, the court system, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Counseling and Mental Health Center or the Sobering Center.

Sign up for those required to take BASICS or CASICS through Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and have not received an email link to sign up on our calendar.




hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm by appointment Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
by appointment
512) 471-4955 (512) 471-4955
email uhs Email UHS

University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.

LOCATION

100 West Dean Keeton
Student Services Building (SSB)

FOLLOW US

go here to access our facebook channel go here to access our twitter channel go here to access our instagram channel


SPECIFIC QUESTIONS?

Incoming Students
International Students
Dell Medical Students
LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Healthcare
Parents
Faculty and Staff


CAMPUS PARTNERS

40 Acres Pharmacy
Counseling and Mental Health Center

university of texas at austin university health services
university of texas at austin division of student affairs