Young Adult Education

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS) are short term individual sessions for young adults ages 18-24. Criteria for this program include:

  • No prior history of substance abuse treatment, or
  • First legal infraction involving substance abuse, (not OWI/zero-tolerance)
  • Age 18-24 and not in high school
  • Not a currently enrolled college student of Coe, Cornell, Mt. Mercy or Kirkwood

*Students enrolled in these four colleges are eligible to receive BASICS or CASICS at their school by contacting:

  • Coe College – Tom Hicks, Associate Dean of Students or 319-399-8741
  • Mercy University – Scott Horch, Residence Life Director or 319-363-1323 ext. 1554
  • Cornell College – Heidi Levine, Assistance Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students or 319-895-4234
  • Kirkwood Community College – Jon Buse, Dean of Students or 319-398-5584

The program fee for individuals referred to the BASICS/CASICS early intervention program is based on the sliding fee scale with the minimum fee being $6, and the maximum fee being $125.

To sign up for a BASICS or CASICS session, please call 319-390-4611 to be connected with one of our trained facilitators.

For More Information

Call the ASAC Prevention Office at 319-390-4611 or email

on January 28 • by