Tellurian is an approved provider of the UW Alcohol Education Program for the University of Wisconsin – Madison (formerly known as UW BASICS Program)
The UW Alcohol Education Program is utilized as a conduct sanction for alcohol policy violations.
After choosing a class and registering, please download, print and complete the appropriate Compliance Form and bring with you to your first class.
Choices About Alcohol is a program designed to help students make an informed choice about their alcohol consumption. The program provides important information about alcohol and the way it affects the body. It also helps students understand the various risks related to consumption and the strategies to reduce their risk if they do choose to drink.
In the Choices About Alcohol program, students are led by the facilitator through an Interactive Journaling® session that provides them with critical normative, psychological and biological education about alcohol consumption as well as strategies for harm reduction. Through the journaling process, students reflect upon the content, considering how alcohol has or could touch their lives and how they might implement effective coping strategies to avoid abuse and harm in the future.
Choices About Alcohol is delivered in two classes, each class is 90 minutes in length and the fee is $125. If you are paying by Check or Cash, please contact Tellurian by phone at (608) 222-7311 (Ext. 257) to register.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a prevention program for college students who drink alcohol heavily and have experienced or are at risk for alcohol-related problems. Following a harm reduction approach, BASICS aims to motivate students to reduce alcohol use in order to decrease the negative consequences of drinking.
It is delivered over the course of two 1-hour interviews with a brief online assessment survey taken by the student after the first session. The first interview gathers information about the student’s recent alcohol consumption patterns, personal beliefs about alcohol, and drinking history, while providing instructions for self-monitoring any drinking between sessions and preparing the student for the online assessment survey. Information from the online assessment survey is used to develop a customized feedback profile for use in the second interview, which compares personal alcohol use with alcohol use norms, reviews individualized negative consequences and risk factors, clarifies perceived risks and benefits of drinking, and provides options to assist in making changes to decrease or abstain from alcohol use.
Individual BASICS costs $200, appointments can be made at Tellurian by calling (608) 222-7311 ext.257
CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Brief Intervention for College Students) is a nationally recognized prevention program for college students who have experienced or are at risk for cannabis-related problems. CASICS does not assume a cannabis problem but allows students to examine their own use pattern and make changes in order to decrease the chances of negative consequences or future problems.
CASICS is delivered in a non-confrontational, non-judgmental manner over the course of two 1 ½ hour one-on-one interviews with an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The first interview gathers information about the student’s recent cannabis use pattern, personal beliefs about drugs/drug use history, and finishing with an online assessment survey.
Information from the online assessment survey is used to develop a customized feedback profile for use in the second interview, which compares personal use with use norms, reviews individualized negative consequences and risk factors, clarifies perceived risks and benefits of cannabis and provides options to assist in making changes to decrease or abstain from cannabis use.
The proper, controlled use of alcoholic beverages has played a key role since the dawn of civilization. We use it to celebrate success, toast social occasions, and even make gatherings of all sorts a little easier for everyone involved. But used improperly, alcohol can be a dangerous substance-one with many harmful, and even deadly, consequences.
“Alcohol Smart” focuses on increasing awareness and knowledge of alcohol through a curriculum based on behavioral skill training and motivational enhancement techniques designed to educate participants in avoiding the negative consequences which are often associated with drinking and establishing a healthy relationship with alcohol… should they choose to drink. Developed through results and data gained from extensive national studies relating to alcohol use by the general public, the “Alcohol Smart” Program was introduced to the Madison community in 2003 as a non-judgmental approach to alcohol consumption.
Currently being taught at the University of Wisconsin to address underage and “binge” drinking issues among students, “Alcohol Smart” is also being implemented within the business and corporate sector of the community as part of employee wellness programs and human resources training and development programs.
If you are motivated to learn more about alcohol in an effort to reduce its negative impact on your health and social life OR if you have become involved in the justice system through a ticket for underage drinking or operating a vehicle while intoxicated, this program may be right for you. The fee for Alcohol Smart is $150