This study examined characteristics of students who presented to a college health center and screened positive for the 5/4 definition of high-risk drinking (five or more drinks in a row for men, or four or more drinks in a row for women, on at least one occasion in the past two weeks) and analyzed the students’ data according to their reporting of alcohol-related harms.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Screening for High-Risk Drinking in a College Student Health Center: Characterizing Students Based on Quantity, Frequency, and Harms created by James F. Schaus, M.D., Mary Lou Sole, Ph.D., Thomas P. McCoy, M.S., Natalie Mullett, M.Ed., Jennifer Bolden, M.S., and Janani Sivasithamparam, M.S., and Mary Claire O’Brien, M.D. in 2009.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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.
James F. Schaus, M.D.
James F. Schaus is with Health Services at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Mary Lou Sole, Ph.D.
Mary Lou Sole is with the College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Thomas P. McCoy, M.S.
Thomas P. McCoy is with the Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
Natalie Mullett, M.Ed.
Natalie Mullett is with the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc., Altamonte Springs, FL.
Jennifer Bolden, M.S., and Janani Sivasithamparam, M.S.
Jennifer Bolden and Janani Sivasithamparam are with the Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D.
Mary Claire O'Brien is with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the relationship between quantity and frequency of drinking and alcohol-related harms among college students. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain the rationale for screening for high-risk drinking in campus-based student health centers.
Describe the method employed by researchers examining the relationship between quantity and frequency of drinking and alcohol-related harms among college students.
Discuss study results, including characteristics of student drinkers and prevalence of drinking-related harms and consequences.
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Faculty: Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
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