Brief Alcohol Screening And Intervention For College Students (BASICS): A Harm Reduction Approach

Brief Alcohol Screening And Intervention For College Students (BASICS): A Harm Reduction Approach

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS): A Harm Reduction Approach

This instructive manual presents a pragmatic and clinically proven approach to the prevention and treatment of undergraduate alcohol abuse. The BASICS model is a nonconfrontational harm reduction approach that helps students reduce their alcohol consumption and decrease the behavioral and health risks associated with heavy drinking. Including numerous reproducible handouts and assessment forms, the book takes readers step by step through conducting BASICS assessment and feedback sessions. Special topics include the use of DSM-IV criteria to evaluate alcohol abuse, ways to counter student defensiveness about drinking, and obtaining additional treatment for students with severe alcohol dependency.

Review

"Dimeff, Marlatt, and their colleagues at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center have synthesized years of tested and successful harm reduction strategies into a 'best practices' manual. Innovative, clear, and flowing with humane guidance for reducing students' risks, this is a book that moves the harm reduction approach forward in college settings. Used with college students who drink heavily, BASICS can reduce harm and save lives." --Patricia M. Fabiano, MS, MA, Director, Prevention and Wellness Services, Western Washington University

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