BASICS* offers you the opportunity to have a confidential conversation with a health educator about your alcohol and/or cannabis use.  BASICS is not an abstinence only program and you will not automatically be told to stop drinking or using cannabis. In BASICS, you can: 

  • discuss your alcohol and/or cannabis use in a supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere,
  • explore what is right for you and your goals, and
  • consider how you might maintain what is working for you and/or make changes that you choose.

Any Princeton student is welcome to participate in BASICS at no cost. Some students are referred to BASICS by someone concerned about their alcohol and/or cannabis use.

The aim of BASICS is to reduce the harmful problems associated with alcohol and/or cannabis misuse. Some topics covered in BASICS sessions include:

  • Personalized blood alcohol content (BAC) information
  • Brain functioning
  • Sleep
  • Social norms and patterns

BASICS involves your completion of an online assessment tool and a virtual meeting with a BASICS provider to review your responses. 


You may be referred to BASICS by someone concerned about your drinking or cannabis use or you can choose to participate any time you wish to explore how alcohol and/or cannabis fit into your life. 

Make an appointment for BASICS online through MyUHS or by email or phone. All BASICS sessions are being conducted via telehealth/video call at this time.


*Balancing Alcohol and/or Substance use to Improve Campus Success

Hours & Contact

Virtual via Zoom
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.