The aims of this study were to (1) determine recognition of and self-reported concern regarding alcohol poisoning symptoms versus other alcohol-related behaviors among students turning 21 years old, (2) assess the frequency of helping behavior among students in situations where peers display alcohol poisoning symptoms, (3) assess sources from which students seek help, and (4) consider reasons why students report reluctance to seek help.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Alcohol Poisoning Among College Students Turning 21: Do They Recognize the Symptoms and How Do They Help? created by Melissa A. Lewis, Ph.D., Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D, and Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D. and Laura Oster-Aaland, M.S., and Jane Vangsness, M.S. in 2009.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009
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Melissa A. Lewis, Ph.D., Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D, and Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D.
Melissa A. Lewis, Clayton Neighbors, and Mary E. Larimer are with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle.
Laura Oster-Aaland, M.S., and Jane Vangsness, M.S.
Laura Oster-Aaland and Jane Vangsness are with the Office of Orientation and Student Success, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
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 whether college students recognize the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and whether or not they help. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain the risk of alcohol poisoning among college students and the results of previous research into helping behavior.
Describe the method employed by researchers evaluating whether college students recognize the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and whether they help those experiencing them.
Discuss study results, including sources of help utilized, reasons not to seek help, and whether students are able to distinguish alcohol poisoning symptoms from nonsymptoms.
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