Duke Student Wellness Center

Individual Wellness Planning


BASICS is a screening program for alcohol and other drug use/abuse. This program assists students to identify their patterns of use and the risk factors associated with those patterns. Ideas of how to reduce risk are discussed and reviewed. Students are expected after the completion of the program to be able to adjust their use on their own without further follow-up. If the screening indicates a higher level of risk or if the student believes they cannot make adjustments on their own, then that student will be referred to a resource that can more thoroughly address their specific needs.

If you are interested in helping a friend, or if you are a campus professional who is interested in learning more about talking to students about alcohol and other drugs, please click here.

For more information on BASICS or to set up an appointment please email the Duke Student Wellness Center or call 919-681-8421.

Health Coaching

Health Coaching is a service offered by the Wellness Center to all students - undergraduates and graduates. The purpose of Health Coaching is to assist students to understand how the different dimensions of wellness relate to each other. If one area of wellness is out of balance it can impact numerous other areas. Coaching is a partnership with the student so the student can identify areas to be brought back into balance and set an action plan to do so.

To make and appointment or learn more about health coaching at Duke, click here.

Helping Others

When does drinking for fun turn into problem drinking? It’s not always easy to see when drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking. And it can be hard to talk to your friend about your concerns for his/her drinking habits. Being a friend or partner of a person with an alcohol problem can be difficult for you and negatively affect your relationship.  You are not alone.

Students in Recovery

The Duke Student Wellness Center welcomes those in our community who are in recovery or allies to recovery. There are several engagement opportunities below to fit your needs.