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

  • discuss your alcohol 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 use.

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

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


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

Make an appointment for BASICS online through MyUHS or by email or phone.


*Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students 

Hours & Contact

McCosh Health Center, Garden Level, G07
Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.