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What is BASICS?

If you would like to get connected with a trained BASICS facilitator, please email


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eCHECKUP TO GO is a free online tool that you can use to learn more about yourself and your alcohol use. It provides you with instant personalized feedback such as a custom BAC (blood alcohol content) chart, how much money you spend on drinks each month, and other valuable information. This information is given to you in an easy-to-read format that you can keep for your reference.

eCHECKUP TO GO is completely confidential and free of charge to all members of the WCU community. WCU students, faculty and staff may use it at any time. You can use it to gain accurate information about your alcohol use and learn helpful strategies if you would like to change your drinking habits.

eCHECKUP TO GO is available now. If you would like to discuss your results with someone after receiving your report, please email

What is BASICS?

The BASICS program is an evidence-based, harm-reduction program that is designed to help college students assess their alcohol-related decisions. The goal of BASICS is to help reduce risk for the student who chooses to explore BASICS with us.

BASICS is ideal for students who may struggle with the negative impacts of substance use, specifically related to alcohol decisions.

BASICS is not an abstinence-only program. The BASICS program uses a harm-reduction approach designed to:

  • Help you explore your alcohol use in a non-judgmental setting
  • Reduce risky behavior and harmful consequences of alcohol abuse
  • Identify changes that could help you reduce your risk
  • Provide important information and skills for risk reduction

Your BASICS facilitator will use your results from eCHECKUP TO GO to give you personalized feedback about your alcohol use. If you wish to, you can make a plan to monitor or change your drinking habits.

BASICS is completely free of charge and is available for any WCU student who wants to participate.

If you are interested in connecting with a trained facilitator as part of the BASICS program, please reach out to

*This is not therapy or substance use treatment. Professionals facilitating these sessions are not substance-misuse professionals or licensed clinical therapists.

Reviewed March 3, 2023

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