Primary and Secondary Prevention Initiatives for Students
MyStudentBody.com is an interactive website designed specifically for college students which personalizes information and tactics for lowering risks related to alcohol and other substances. Please email Lavi Wilson, the Substance Abuse Coordinator, for the WFU password.
BASICS-Are you concerned about your drinking or drug use or is someone else concerned about your drinking?
Would you like to receive a CONFIDENTIAL drinking evaluation and personal feedback about your drinking?
The WFU CHOICES Program uses the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) curriculum, which includes an alcohol use evaluation along with detailed personal drinking feedback and advice. The primary goal of BASICS is to provide objective lifestyle feedback and to encourage positive changes in drinking behavior. This approach uses Motivational Interviewing and includes being empathic, non-confrontational and non-judgmental. The effectiveness of this approach is that it engages and empowers students. This program encourages protective behaviors, and involves discussion of accidents, violence, sexual assault, sleep loss, poor academic performance, and future goals.
For more information regarding BASICS, please contact Lavi Wilson.
Concerned about you or a friend’s substance use, take a free screening, and contact Lavi Wilson to discuss your screening results.
Alcohol Education Course
If you are instructed to attend an Alcohol Education Course to review Wake Forest’s mission, create safer drinking goals and practices, and reduce the negative consequences experiences from alcohol misuse please contact Lavi Wilson. Motivational group interventions have shown to have promise across the nation in reducing negative consequences from drinking.