University of Wisconsin - BASICS program

Tellurian is an approved provider of the BASICS Program for the University of Wisconsin - Madison


Group BASICS is a program designed to help students make an informed choice about their alcohol consumption. The program provides important information about alcohol and the way it affects the body. It also helps students understand the various risks related to consumption and the strategies to reduce their risk if they do choose to drink.

In the Group BASICS program, students are led by the facilitator through an Interactive Journaling® session that provides them with critical normative, psychological and biological education about alcohol consumption as well as strategies for harm reduction. Through the journaling process, students reflect upon the content, considering how alcohol has or could touch their lives and how they might implement effective coping strategies to avoid abuse and harm in the future.

Group BASICS is delivered in two classes, 1 1/2 hours in length each. The cost is $75 +$3 for the interactive Journal.

If paying by Check or Cash, registration for the class can be made by calling Tellurian at (608) 442-4333 ext.3


Individual BASICS

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a prevention program for college students who drink alcohol heavily and have experienced or are at risk for alcohol-related problems. Following a harm reduction approach, BASICS aims to motivate students to reduce alcohol use in order to decrease the negative consequences of drinking.

It is delivered over the course of two 1-hour interviews with a brief online assessment survey taken by the student after the first session. The first interview gathers information about the student's recent alcohol consumption patterns, personal beliefs about alcohol, and drinking history, while providing instructions for self-monitoring any drinking between sessions and preparing the student for the online assessment survey. Information from the online assessment survey is used to develop a customized feedback profile for use in the second interview, which compares personal alcohol use with alcohol use norms, reviews individualized negative consequences and risk factors, clarifies perceived risks and benefits of drinking, and provides options to assist in making changes to decrease or abstain from alcohol use.

Individual BASICS costs $200, appointments can be made at Tellurian by calling (608) 442-4333. ext.3