University Health Services renames alcohol intervention program

September 16, 2009

The Alcohol Intervention Program (levels 1 to 3) offered through University Health Services (UHS) has undergone a name change this fall. The new name, Personalized Alcohol Use Screening and Education (PAUSE), focuses on the educational component of the program. The program continues to be grounded in nationally-recognized alcohol prevention strategies developed for college students.

The programs are designed for students mandated to complete an educational program for an alcohol violation. The program has two levels that are designed to address the needs of individual students. PAUSE Blue is the group-based program, while PAUSE White is the one-on-one program students complete with the guidance of a trained peer interventionist. The Alcohol Intervention Program (AIP) will continue to be offered as a therapeutic intervention for mandated students with an addiction specialist from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

The PAUSE program uses the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) model which focuses on a harm reduction approach. BASICS has been chosen by the National Institute of Health as one of the most promising interventions for college students regarding alcohol use. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also has selected BASICS as a model program.

The PAUSE program fee is $150 for mandated students; it is offered at no charge for students who self-refer. Students can schedule online after completing an online alcohol assessment or can call Health Promotion and Wellness at 814-863-0461.

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Last Updated April 18, 2017