Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students

Zoom Meetings: Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

BASICS sessions will be conducted through Zoom for the remainder of spring semester. Students currently scheduled for sessions will receive an email the day before with Zoom link. Zoom BASICS sessions are held Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. We ask that you join at the time that works best for you. If you are unable to join that day, we will continue sending emails with Zoom links until you complete your required BASICS session.

Zoom sessions may have more than one student in them and will be co-facilitated by at least two CHP staff. We can utilize breakout rooms for privacy as needed.

If you wish to schedule a more private conversation regarding your substance use or how someone else's substance use is impacting you, or have questions regarding BASICS, please email Diane Fedorchak at

If you are or someone you love is struggling with substances or are in recovery, join the Monday UMass Amherst Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, or click here for virtual Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings.

Please continue practicing social distancing. Check out virtual UMass Amherst events. Click here for a short video explaining Coronavirus and COVID-19 and for the most up-to-date UMass Amherst COVID-19 information click here.