Alcohol Education

Health and Wellness Education offers a variety of alcohol education options for students to reflect on the role of alcohol in their lives.

Students can sign up for any of the offerings below any time and also may be sanctioned to attend by a conduct officer. To request a different program for yourself, your hall, organization, or team, please contact Kevin Kareckas, Alcohol and Other Drug Education Specialist (kkareckas@middlebury.edu)

CHOICES

CHOICES is a one-session, 90 minute, educational group facilitated by a provider from Health and Wellness Education. The goal of CHOICES is to create an open, non-judgmental space to discuss safe alcohol use practices and strategies to reduce harmful alcohol use. A Health and Wellness Education Office member will guide students in conversation about personal use and community norms related to alcohol. To sign up for CHOICES visit go/schedulechoices.

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Assessment, Screening, and Intervention for College Students)

BASICS consists of two, individual, 60 minute sessions with a provider from Health and Wellness Education. The first BASICS session explores patterns of a student's alcohol use and the second provides education about safe alcohol use and discusses strategies for risk reduction. Providers aim to provide an open, non-judgmental environment which fosters increased personal awareness of alcohol and other substance use. Work in BASICS is private. Information may be shared with appropriate Office of the Dean of Students staff members (e.g. a Commons dean) only when safety or a student's well-being is of concern and will be done so with the informed participation of the student. To schedule visit go/schedulebasics