ERIC Number: ED469650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
How To Reduce High-Risk College Drinking: Use Proven Strategies, Fill Research Gaps. Final Report of the Panel on Prevention and Treatment.
National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Alcohol on college campuses is not a new problem, but recent concerns have centered on heavy episodic drinking, binge drinking. To address these concerns, the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism established two panels of nongovernment experts to help develop a national research agenda. This report represents the work of the Panel on Prevention and Treatment. Through a look at some successful programs, the Panel has identified a number of strategies that colleges and universities can use to reduce student drinking. These include: (1) creating a healthy environment; (2) promoting healthy behaviors through individual- and group-focused approaches; (3) creating comprehensive college-community interventions; and (4) managing program implementation effectively. The Panel also developed recommendations for researchers in the form of study questions to address gaps in the same four action areas suggested for colleges and universities. Recommendations were also developed for the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and other potential program funders and to other interested national organizations. The Panel also developed ideas on managing program implementation effectively,drawing on relevant research. Appendixes contain additional panel recommendations, a theoretical framework for alcohol prevention initiatives, and responses to arguments against the minimum drinking age. (Contains 165 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Drinking, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Intervention, Prevention, Program Implementation
For full text: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/Reports/Panel02/Panel02_TOC.aspx.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: Produced by the Task Force on College Drinking of the National Advisory Council.