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NIAAA's Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems Initiative: Reinforcing the Use of Evidence-Based Approaches in College Alcohol Prevention

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) created the Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems initiative so that college administrators facing an alcohol-related crisis could get assistance from researchers and NIAAA staff. Between September 2004 and September 2005, NIAAA selected 15 sites and paired each recipient college with a scientific team. Together, each program development/evaluation team, working closely with NIAAA staff, jointly designed, implemented, and evaluated a Rapid Response project. This article provides an overview of the findings, placing them in the context of the college drinking intervention literature.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, NIAAA’s Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems Initiative: Reinforcing the Use of Evidence-Based Approaches in College Alcohol Prevention created by William DeJong, Ph.D., Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D., Mark D. Wood, Ph.D., and Roger Hartman, M.L.S.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

William DeJong, Ph.D.
William DeJong is with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health.
Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D.
Mary E. Larimer is with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle.
Mark D. Wood, Ph.D.
Mark D. Wood is with the Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.
Roger Hartman, M.L.S.
Roger Hartman was with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and oversaw the Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems initiative.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about evidence-based approaches in college alcohol prevention. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the literature on college drinking and the effectiveness of intervention approaches that help identify and assist problem student drinkers.
  2. Explain the Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems initiative and the campus context in which it operates.
  3. Describe studied interventions at the individual, group, institutional, and community levels, and the effectiveness of each.

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