About the BASICS Program
The BASICS program utilizes a harm reduction approach and is designed to:
- Promote a non-judgmental environment to help students explore their alcohol use
- Provide individualized feedback to reduce the risk and harmful consequences of alcohol use
- The University of Connecticut’s BASICS program is based on a program created by Dr. Alan Marlatt, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington. The BASICS program is one of the most effective evidence-based alcohol education interventions with college students.
About the MAPP Program
The MAPP program utilizes a harm reduction approach and is designed to:
- Promote a non-judgmental environment to help students explore their marijuana use
- Provide individualized feedback to reduce the risk and harmful consequences of marijuana use
Both the BASICS & MAPP programs consist of two sessions with a Wellness and Prevention Services staff member. During the first session, students meet individually with a Wellness and Prevention Services staff member and complete an assessment. During the second session, the student and staff member review the individualized assessment results and explore ways to reduce future health, social, and legal risks.
The information that you share during your BASICS or MAPP sessions is private. If a student indicates that they may harm themselves or others, that another person is being harmed, discloses information regarding sexual violence (stalking, dating violence, sexual assault) or a court order is issued, information will be disclosed as appropriate per university requirements.
Students who are referred to our office to fulfill a university educational intervention requirement will be charged a $75 fee for each visit that will be charged directly to your student fee bill by the bursar’s office. Students who self-refer to the program will not be charged a fee. Students who have been mandated to the program are not eligible for the self-referral option.
If you are not able to make this appointment, please contact our office 24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule. There will be a $25 no-show fee assessed if a student:
- Cancels the appointment less than 24 hours prior to the appointment
- Misses the appointment
- Arrives late for the appointment without calling to inform the office of a delay
If a student has missed their appointment, the student will have to reschedule the appointment.
How to Cancel/ Reschedule an Appointment:
A student should contact Wellness and Prevention at least 24 hours prior to their appointment time to cancel or reschedule their appointment.
A student can cancel an appointment by:
- Calling Wellness and Prevention at 860-486-9431 to cancel or reschedule.
- Canceling or rescheduling the appointment in person at the office.
Wellness & Prevention Services follows the University’s lead as to opening and closing on days when inclement weather may affect our operation. If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, your scheduled appointment with us will be cancelled. Please contact Wellness & Prevention Services during the next business day to reschedule your appointment.
3 Week Policy:
Students are scheduled for the two required sessions at the time they call to make their appointment. To maintain the integrity of the BASICS or MAPP program and provide the best service to our students:
- The second session must be completed within 3 weeks of the first session.
- If a student needs to reschedule their second appointment for any reason, they must do so within one week of the original date.
- A student that is unable to complete their sessions within 3 weeks may be required to take both sessions again.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you need to make changes to your appointment schedule: Wellness & Prevention Services, (860) 486-9431
The BASICS & MAPP programs are located in Wellness and Prevention Services, South Campus, Wilson Hall, Room 114.