This article presents an evaluation of Common Ground, a media campaign-supported prevention program featuring increased enforcement, decreased alcohol access, and other environmental management initiatives targeting college student drinking. Student telephone surveys were conducted, with samples stratified by gender and year in school, for four consecutive years at the intervention campus and three years at a comparison campus.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Common Ground: An Investigation of Environmental Management Alcohol Prevention Initiatives in a College Community created by Mark D. Wood, Ph.D., Anne M. Fairlie, B.A., Doreen Lawson, M.P.H., and Andrea M. Lavigne, M.A., Willam DeJong, Ph.D., and Fran Cohen, M.Ed.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009
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Mark D. Wood, Ph.D., Anne M. Fairlie, B.A., Doreen Lawson, M.P.H., and Andrea M. Lavigne, M.A.
The authors are with the Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island.
Willam DeJong, Ph.D.
William DeJong is with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts.
Fran Cohen, M.Ed.
Fran Cohen is with the Division of Student Affairs, University
of Rhode Island, Kingston.
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 environmental management alcohol prevention initiatives in a college community. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain the rationale for using environmental management approaches for alcohol prevention in college communities and the history of such efforts.
Describe the method employed by researchers studying the effectiveness of the Common Ground alcohol management program at the University of Rhode Island.
Discuss study results, including self-reported behavior, awareness of formal alcohol control efforts, and perceived likelihood of enforcement, consequences, and alcohol availability.
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