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Gordie Center

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Courses

Risk Management Training

The risk management training is required for individuals who serve as Event Managers at U.Va. events or events on U.Va. property where alcohol is served.   Please email Melanie Tyree to register for the training, which is hosted on Collab.  Please allow up to 2 business days to receive an email with the course link.  After course completion, iIf you would like to be added to the Event Manager list (organizations can contact you to serve as a paid Event Manager), please email Melanie Tyree.

Online Registration for Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drug Programs

BASICS Program

The Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program utilizes a harm reduction approach and is designed to:

  • provide a confidential, non-judgmental, non-labeling environment to
    • assess personal risk,
    • identify potential changes that could work for each student and
    • help reduce risk for developing future problems.

Any UVa undergraduate, professional or graduate student may complete the BASICS program  to learn how their alcohol use compares to others and to explore moderation strategies to reduce negative consequences.  Students may be sanctioned by the University Judicial Council or encouraged to attend by one of the Deans on Call (as a result of an alcohol-related policy violation). 

Register for BASICS Program

Confidentiality  All information within the BASICS session is kept confidential between the student and the facilitator.  However, if a student indicates an intention to harm his/herself or others or a court order is issued, information may be disclosed as required by federal, state or local law.

Time Commitment:   The BASICS program consists of an online survey and a meeting between the student and a trained BASICS facilitator.  The meeting lasts about 30 minutes and the survey takes 20-30 minutes to complete. 

The meeting is scheduled online and we offer a variety of times and days to fit student schedules. Please note that it may take up to two business days to receive the information on the survey link. Every effort is made to send information within 48 hours on week days.

Survey:  The first step is to complete the confidential online questionnaire about alcohol consumption patterns, history and related issues.  

Meeting: Students attend a 30-minute meeting with a trained facilitator to review questionnaire results.  Students receive personalized information about their alcohol use and how it compares to other UVa students’ use.  Students have the opportunity to explore ways to reduce future health, social, and legal risks.  Any protective strategies or reduction goals are selected by the student, not the facilitator.

What happens after a student completes BASICS?  At the conclusion of the BASICS meeting, the BASICS facilitator may provide recommendations for other University and community services that may be helpful. The only information shared with the referral source is whether the student completed the program by the assigned date.

Location  BASICS is coordinated by the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Elson Student Health Center (400 Brandon Avenue).

Cost  Students who are sanctioned by the University Judiciary Committee must pay a recovery charge of $50 which is billed to the student's SIS account.

There is a $25 cancellation charge billed to a student's SIS account if a student misses, cancels or re-schedules an appointment without at least 24 hours advance notice.

An Evidence-Based Program  The University of Virginia’s BASICS program is based on a program created by Dr. Alan Marlatt, former Professor of Psychology and Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington. The BASICS program is one of the most effective evidence-based alcohol education interventions with college students. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) has recognized BASICS as an evidence-based model program.

Contact Us  If you have any questions about the program, please email Melanie Tyree or call 434-924-1509.


Marijuana 101

The online Marijuana 101 program utilizes a harm reduction approach and is designed to:

  • provide a confidential, non-judgmental, non-labeling environment to
    • assess personal risk from marijuana use
    • identify potential changes that could work for each student, and
    • help reduce risk for developing future problems.

The program uses a non-confrontational approach to encourage self-reflection and includes the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention for marijuana.  The course is consistently updated with the latest and strongest drug research available and personalized feedback is integrated throughout the interactive portions of the course.

The six lessons cover a variety of key issues such as marijuana dependence, effects of marijuana, mental health issues, synthetic marijuana, local laws and legalization issues, and legal penalties associated with use.

Students receive a confidential, personalized-feedback profile that summarizes marijuana-related use and negative consequences, compares individual use with UVa social norms, challenges personal expectations, and provides a range of strategies to quit or reduce use.

Students may be sanctioned to take the course by the University Judicial Council or encouraged to attend by one of the Deans on Call (as a result of an marijuana-related policy violation).  Marijuana 101 also may be taken by any undergraduate, graduate, and professional student at UVa who would like to learn how their marijuana use compares to others and to explore moderation strategies to reduce negative consequences.

Register for Marijuana 101 Program

Time Commitment

The Marijuana 101 program takes about three hours to complete and students may log in and out of the program as needed. The Marijuana 101 course includes a 15-minute follow-up survey 30 days after initial program completion.

Please note that it may take up to two business days to receive login information. Every effort is made to send information within 24 hours on week days.

What happens after a student completes Marijuana 101?

The only information shared with the referral source is whether the student completed the program by the assigned date.

Cost

Students who are sanctioned by the University Judiciary Committee must pay a recovery charge of $40, which is billed to the student's SIS account.

Confidentiality

The Marijuana 101 program is completely confidential and is handled by a third party not affiliated with the University. NO ONE at UVa will have access to your responses, so please be honest in your survey answers so that you can be provided with useful feedback about how your behaviors compare to those of your peers.

An Evidence-Based Program

Marijuana 101 is an evidence-based program developed by 3rd Millennium Classrooms that includes the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention for marijuana (formerly e-TOKE).  

Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems. (2013). Reducing alcohol use and related problems among college students: A guide to best practices. Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD and the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD. http://marylandcollaborative.org/resources/best-practices/

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program, please email Melanie Tyree  or call 434-924-1509.


Other Drugs:  Prescription drug misuse, Ecstasy, Opiates, Stimulants, Sedatives and Hallucinogens

The online Other Drugs program utilizes a harm reduction approach and is designed to:

  • provide a confidential, non-judgmental, non-labeling environment to
    • assess personal risk from other drug use
    • identify potential changes that could work for each student, and
    • help reduce risk for developing future problems.

The program uses a non-confrontational approach to encourage self-reflection and includes the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention.  The course is consistently updated with the latest and strongest drug research available and personalized feedback is integrated throughout the interactive portions of the course.

The six lessons cover a variety of key issues such as how psychoactive drugs affect the brain; types of drugs and their categories; what happens during an overdose and what to do in case of a suspected overdose; and prescription drug misuse.

Students receive a confidential, personalized-feedback profile that summarizes drug-related use and negative consequences, compares individual use with UVA social norms, challenges personal expectations, and provides a range of strategies to quit or reduce use.

Students may be sanctioned to take the course by the University Judicial Council or encouraged to attend by one of the Deans on Call (as a result of an drug-related policy violation).  Other Drugs also may be taken by any undergraduate, graduate, and professional student at UVa who would like to learn how their drug use compares to others and to explore moderation strategies to reduce negative consequences.

Register for Other Drugs Program

Time Commitment

The Other Drugs program takes about three hours to complete and students may log in and out of the program as needed. The course includes a 15-minute follow-up survey 30 days after initial program completion.

Please note that it may take up to two business days to receive login information. Every effort is made to send information within 24 hours on week days.

What happens after a student completes Other Drugs?

The only information shared with the referral source is whether the student completed the program by the assigned date.

Cost

Students who are sanctioned by the University Judiciary Committee must pay a recovery charge of $40, which is billed to the student's SIS account.

Confidentiality

The Other Drugs program is completely confidential and is handled by a third party not affiliated with the University. NO ONE at UVa will have access to your responses, so please be honest in your survey answers so that you can be provided with useful feedback about how your behaviors compare to those of your peers.

An Evidence-Based Program

Other Drugs is an evidence-based program developed by 3rd Millennium Classrooms that includes the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention.  

Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems. (2013). Reducing alcohol use and related problems among college students: A guide to best practices. Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD and the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD. http://marylandcollaborative.org/resources/best-practices/

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program, please email Melanie Tyree or call 434-924-1509.