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BASICS Program

Due to COVID-19, all BASICS appointments will be held virtually (via Zoom) for Fall 2020. Please register using the link below and a confirmation Zoom appointment will be sent to you within the week. Please know that the ADEP office is here to assist you during these times. If you have any questions during this period of physical distancing, please email

The Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a program consisting of approximately 3 individual sessions and is available to sanctioned or self-referred students. BASICS is designed to provide students with a judgment-free environment in which they can examine their drinking behaviors. BASICS incorporates motivational interviewing techniques that foster productive communication and collaborative relationships.

Schedule a BASICS Appointment

  • Be sure to include SEVERAL dates and available times (Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM) for a meeting, contact information, the nature of the incident, and the referral source.
  • Phone calls and emails will be answered promptly during these times.


If you have any further questions or scheduling issues you can contact Joe Hadge at 609-771-2572 or

BASICS is available for TCNJ Students only


If you are seeking help of any nature, please contact Mental Health Services (MHS) (previously CAPS) at 609.771.2247 and speak with the receptionist. They will do everything possible to respond promptly and/or involve other resources as needed. For emergencies after hours, contact the Helene Fuld Crisis Outreach Center at (609) 396-6834, Campus Police at 9-1-1, and/or Residence Life staff.