Alcohol and Other Drug Education
CHOICES: Brief Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program for College Students
CHOICES is a 1.5 hour alcohol skills training workshop delivered to up to 10 students at a time in a group format. Students are given information about college drinking and the effects of alcohol. They are encouraged to identify strategies to avoid harmful drinking and to make safe choices.
BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students): A Harm Reduction Approach
BASICS is a highly flexible and personalized program for screening persons for alcohol and other drug problems. It is conducted over the course of two sessions, plus a follow up via email or in person, depending on student availability. BASICS has been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as a “model program” of harm reduction associated with drinking among college students. If students or others referring them have concerns about use of other substances (e.g., marijuana), the screening and evaluation protocol addresses these substances, in addition to alcohol.
Referral for Other Services
If, in the opinion of the Health and Wellness Center professional staff, a student requires further evaluation and/or intervention of his/her drinking or other drug use behavior, a referral will be made for additional services in the community.
Alcohol and Drug Resources
- National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) - Rochester Area
Alcohol and Other Drug Information
- College Drinking: Changing the Culture
- Rethink Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health
- Drugs of Abuse Information (National Institute on Drug Abuse)