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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. 

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). 

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.
Enroll for Alcohol Skills Training Program Now! 


Cannabis Skills Training Program (CSTP)

Enroll for Cannabis Skills Training Program Now! 



What is BASICS?

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

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

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 higher-risk behaviors and harmful consequences of substance use.

Email us to schedule a BASICS Appointment Now! Please provide your name, student ID, reason for requesting the appointment and availability. A staff member will reply to you as soon as possible. 

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