University Health Service

Wellness Coaching for Alcohol and Other Drugs (formerly called BASICS-IMEP) is a free, confidential and non-judgmental program for U-M students.

Students can attend because:

  • You want to explore your use and possibly make changes
  • You were required to attend by U-M or courts (2 sessions are required, 2-4 weeks apart, with the same facilitator)


  • The first session lasts 90 minutes and the second session lasts 60 minutes.
  • Schedule only your first session online on the Wellness Coaching webpage. The second session will be scheduled during the first.
  • If you previously completed Wellness Coaching for Alcohol and Other Drugs (formerly BASICS-IMEP), schedule only with Marsha, Christina, Carol, Joy or Mary Jo.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email immediately, your appointment was not scheduled (be sure to check your junk/spam folders).  You may schedule again or call Marsha Benz for assistance: 734-647-4656.

Sessions may include:

  • Reviewing what's going well in your life
  • Examining alcohol and other drug consumption patterns, history and related issues
  • Discussing the pros and cons of use and how these change at differing quantities
  • Considering personalized feedback and comparisons with other students based on screenings
  • Conducting an overall wellness balance check
  • Developing patterns for improving health and overall success

If you have questions about the program or concerns about meeting your deadline, call Marsha Benz at 734-647-4656.