ERIC Number: ED538757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
AOD Screening Tools for College Students. Prevention Update
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the goal of screening in student health or other college settings is to reduce alcohol-related harm. NIAAA points out that identifying those students at greatest risk for alcohol problems is the first step in prevention. Colleges and universities have used a number of screening tests that have been evaluated. This paper describes these screening tools. It also discusses the studies conducted on the effectiveness of several interventions for alcoholism. Lessons learned from a program implemented by the Fordham University in New York City are also discussed.
Descriptors: Prevention, Alcoholism, Screening Tests, Drinking, Drug Use, Risk Assessment, College Students, Intervention, Interviews
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Healthy Students (ED); Education Development Center, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York