Alcohol and Substance Use Support
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Student Wellness and Health Promotion offers confidential support services to help you with questions about your own use or that of a friend or family member. Our sessions can help you achieve your goals regarding drug and alcohol use, whether that means learning to reduce the likelihood of negative consequences when drinking or deciding not to use anymore at all.
BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a program offered by Student Wellness and Health Promotion that helps you explore your alcohol and drug use in a non-judgmental environment. The program's goal is to reduce risky behavior and the harmful consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse.
Any student can schedule a BASICS appointment by calling our office at 302-831-3457.
Students required to attend BASICS will receive an email with instructions to complete the program. Failure to do so will result in additional sanctions and fines, if you are referred through Community Standards and Conflict Resolution (CSCR).
BASICS is a tool that uses personalized feedback and motivational interviewing to assist students in reducing high-risk drinking behavior. It increases students' motivation to change high-risk behavior and encourages them to make more positive choices for their health and wellness. BASICS is not a therapy or substance use treatment.
Any student who would like to know more about their alcohol or drug use can attend BASICS. Additionally, students who violate University policies related to alcohol and drugs are required to attend.
In BASICS, you complete an online assessment and then speak with substance use advisors about your results. They will help you identify consequences of your choices, explore ways to reduce risks, review facts about alcohol, and learn strategies to moderate use.
There is no cost to attend BASICS; it is covered by the UD Wellbeing Fee.
Your online questionnaire and the content of your individual session(s) are confidential. If you have been mandated to attend BASICS, Community Standards and Conflict Resolution will only be notified of your attendance and completion.
BASICS consists of two online surveys. The first is all about your drug and alcohol use (should take about 20 minutes) from which you receive a personalized feedback report. The second survey invites you to reflect on your feedback report. Your survey results and responses are reviewed by Student Wellness and Health Promotion's Alcohol and Substance Use staff. Students may be invited for individual follow-up appointments with one of the staff members to further discuss their results.
ScreenU is a free, online, anonymous and confidential screening tool that provides students with immediate, personalized feedback about their use of alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs. Students who take the ScreenU assessment receive strategies to reduce risk and harm related to their use and information about campus resources available to support them if they choose to make changes to their use.
- ScreenU is free for students, confidential and anonymous, and can be taken as many times as you like.
- Online assessments take 5-10 minutes to complete.
- Answer the questions honestly to receive accurate feedback.
- ScreenU teaches you some effects of use, provides the chance to evaluate decisions and helps you evaluate your readiness to make changes.
- If you have any concerns about results, please contact us.
AlcoholEdu for College is a required program for all new undergraduate students under the age of 26. It will help you develop the critical skills to make more thoughtful and educated choices outside the classroom so that you will find greater success both here at UD and beyond graduation.
1. Watch your UD email. You will receive an email invitation to complete AlcoholEdu for College.
2. Complete Part 1 (duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes). You do not have to take the entire part in one sitting, but you must complete it by your deadline.
3. Pass the exam with a 70% or higher; you will need to retake the exam if you do not score 70% or higher.
4. After 30 days, you will receive an email to complete Part 2 (duration: 15 minutes).
Failure to complete this requirement by your deadline will result in a registration hold on your account, which will inhibit you from registering for future classes.
You will need to complete AlcoholEdu for University of Delaware, even if you have completed AlcoholEdu or something similar at your previous school. This program includes resources and information specific to UD.
First, complete the required program(s) via the emailed invitation to the program. Once you complete Part 1, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your hold be removed. Completion of Part 1 is required to remove your hold.
Please contact Technical Assistance at Vector Solutions for any technical difficulties with AlcoholEdu. Click the "Help" button on the top of each page of the program to reach them.
UD has partnered with Vector Solutions to present this program, but does not manage the platform. Therefore, UD's IT department is unable to assist with troubleshooting.