BASICS Educational Module and Personalized Feedback
BASICS stands for Brief Alcohol Assessment and Intervention for College Students. ¬†This online tool gives Rice students an opportunity to fully examine their personal values and goals regarding alcohol consumption, while also providing education about important concepts:
Blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.)
Standard drink sizes
Biphasic effects of alcohol
Facts about drinking norms
¬† Curious about your own drinking behavior? Want to know if you're different from your peers?
Key Points for New Students¬†¬†¬†
1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Don't assume that most new students have experience with alcohol. ¬†According to the BASICS data for the Class of 2017, less than one-third of new students have consumed alcohol in the last 30 days. ¬†Many students overestimate the frequency and quantity of their peers' drinking. ¬†The BASICS Personal Feedback Report, which each student receives upon completion of the module, gives students a factual comparison of their drinking behavior compared to other Rice students.
2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†New students can be especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of alcohol misuse. ¬†Because Rice University has a strong culture of caring for one another, we call it a Culture of Care; we want you to take this information seriously. ¬†You must take personal responsibility for the choices you make regarding alcohol consumption.
If you have concerns on alcohol and/or other drug use, or want to learn more about the alcohol and drug prevention, education and intervention program, please contact the Wellbeing and Counseling Center: 713-348-3311 for more information.