Wellness Center

Alcohol Skills Training Program and BASICS

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

ASTP is recognized by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a higher effectiveness individual level strategy to address alcohol use by college students.   In order to use theory based and evidence informed initiatives, the CWU Wellness Center will now be conducting 90 minute sessions for students self-selecting to attend or as a means for students to meet sanctions through student rights and responsibilities.  If you were previously sanctioned to complete Prime for Life, ASTP will replace that requirement.  IMPORTANT: ASTP will not meet court sanctions for an 8 hour educational course.  Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS) is provided in the community at Merit Resource Services to meet that need (509-925-9821). 

Participants review historical theories as well as the current research based concepts of predicting risk for alcohol problems. Individual genetic and biological risks will be introduced, along with corresponding low-risk quantity and frequency alcohol consumption guidelines.

All participants will receive information of strategies for assessing their personal health and genetic risks as well as for reducing of their alcohol consumption to lower risk, if indicated by the research.

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What is BASICS?

BASICS is a single-session alcohol screening and discussion offered free to all Central Washington University students who want to explore their alcohol use. 

Some students attend BASICS to fulfill a requirement as a result of an alcohol-related offense, while others participate because they would like to learn moderation strategies to reduce negative consequences. We also see students who are thinking about whether they are better off moderating or abstaining.

This program is designed to assist students in examining their own drinking behavior in a judgment-free environment. The goals are selected by the student and aimed at reducing risky behaviors and harmful consequences of drinking.

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