Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Kyeonghee Jang

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Derek Tuley

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Katelin East


Substance use is arguably the most pertinent concern for college students. The prolonged use of substances has consequences that may impact many aspects of one’s life. As a result of decades worth of research, multiple evidence-based interventions have been created to help aid college students. One of these interventions includes BASICS, Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students. This study examined experiences of the BASICS program participants with special attention to the impact of COVID-19. It used a convenience sample of 44 after-program survey respondents from 2015 to 2022 at a faith-based private university in Texas. This study found no statistically significant difference in major outcomes before and after the onset of COVID-19. A consistent patten in the reduction of drinking after BASICS program across all time points implies that BASICS may be a promising practice model to address substance use problems of college students. Given the limitations of this study, it is recommended that practitioners improve the ways to monitor and evaluate the program.

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