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University Assistance Program for Alcohol Use Among Mandated Students

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About the Course

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a brief intervention for mandated students in the context of the University Assistance Program, a Student Assistance Program developed and modeled after workplace Employee Assistance Programs.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, University Assistance Program for Alcohol Use Among Mandated Students created by Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., Amaura Kemmemer, M.S.W., and Philomena Mantella, Ph.D., Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D., Dale Masi, Ph.D., and Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., Marilyn Ahl, Ph.D., Atsushi Matsumoto, M.Ed., and Christina Mule, M.S., CM.S., C.A.G.S., Lic.S.W


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.

Guillermo Prado, Ph.D.

Guillermo Prado is with the Miller School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Florida.

Amaura Kemmemer, M.S.W., and Philomena Mantella, Ph.D.

Amaura Kemmemer and Philomena Mantella are with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D.

Mary E. Larimer is with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle.

Dale Masi, Ph.D.

Dale Masi is a professor emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park, and is president/chief executive officer of MASI Research Consultants, Inc., Boston.

Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., Marilyn Ahl, Ph.D., Atsushi Matsumoto, M.Ed., and Christina Mule, M.S., CM.S., C.A.G.S., Lic.S.W

The authors are with the Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

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 University Assistance Programs for alcohol use among mandated students. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the public health significance of problem drinking among college students and the rationale for using Employee Assistance Programs as a model for programs for college students.
  2. Describe the method employed by researchers studying a University Assistance Program for alcohol use among mandated students.
  3. Discuss study results, including changes in drinking rates on weekdays and weekends, heavy episodic drinking, and blood alcohol concentration.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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