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  • Reports released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) Task Force on College DrinkingCollege drinking is still a high priority to the NIAAAStatistics used to research college drinking problems and their consequencesProviding college programming to assist in the efforts of the NIAAA’s Task Force
  • College Drinking and Its Consequences: New DataIt is a problem on campuses that still existSince 1988, 18-24 yr olds who drink have increased rates of:Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)—especially students, from 2.3 million to 2.8 millionBinge Drinking—a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08% or above
  • The number of alcohol-related deaths have increased696,000 assaulted by another student who has been drinking97,000 victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rapeDrinking at a young age will create problems during the college yearsThose prior to age 19 are most likely to be:Alcohol dependentFrequent heavy drinkers
  • Interventions—What is this New Research Telling Us?April 2002, findings summarized in report: A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at US CollegesContinue to use a 3-in-1 Approach of Interventions through strategies:Tier 1—most effective strategies to prevent and reduce college drinkingTier 2—strategies that have been successful with the general population & could be applied to college environmentsTier 3—strategies showing logical & theoretical promise, but require comprehensive evaluationTier 4—focus on the need to evaluate approachesIndividual ApproachesSignificant research support“Mandated” students—those identified with having a problem with alcohol who have been mandated to receive intervention and/or treatmentParticipants: volunteered students
  • New Data on Mandated Students in Reducing Alcohol-Related ProblemsThose students who received a brief motivational interview reported fewer alcohol-related problemsParticipation Rates Remain LowStudents who need interventions are most least likely to participate—but they are mostly the one’s who pose problems on campusA way to increase participation in screening within university health centers through new technologyThrough these ways, comparative norms will demonstrate a change in drinking practices
  • Campus-Community PartnershipsNew Evidence for College-Specific-AudiencesCampus and community work together in drinking preventionSocial Norms: Still Promising, but Results are Mixed and Questions RemainThe effectiveness of social norms results in the inconsistency in the research methodology
  • A Word on Alcohol PoisoningSeries of complex physiological reactions to alcohol and the toxic byproducts that result when alcohol is metabolized by the bodyMental confusion, stupor, coma, or the person cannot be rousedVomitingSlow or irregular breathingHypothermia or low body temperatures, bluish skin color, and palenessIf left untreated, could lead to permanent brain damage or deathQuestions Campus Leaders Should AskPick at least 2-4 of high importance to askKeep and Eye On…Web-based trainingComputerized/web-based screening for studentsResearch about student’s alcohol consumption patternsMulticampus research testsIncreased tailoring in interventions for women, freshmen, athletes, and other specific groups in school populationSocial norms research
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    • 1. College Drinking
      Lorelay Corona
      Angela Van Strander
      Matt Vital
    • 2. Management Issues
      How has the NIAAA's Task Force collected data and created certain interventions for those in need of help involving alcohol?
      What issues, problems, and consequences that could occur with college students drinking?
      Why does a social 'norm' in consumption of alcohol affected those entering or in a college setting?
    • 3. College students between 18-24 yrs old have increase rates of:
      DWI
      Binge Drinking
      Alcohol-Related Deaths
      Alcohol-Related Sexual Assaults
      Alcohol Dependency
      Heavy Drinking
      Relevant Important Factors
    • 4.
      • April 2002, findings summarized in report: A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at US Colleges
      www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/
      Relevant Important Factors (continued)
    • 5. In 2009, college drinking and its consequences should decrease due to the NIAAA’s Task Force and its 3-in-1 Approach Interventions.
      Research Hypothesis
    • 6. Intervention: 3-in-1 Approach
      Tier 1, 2, 3, 4
      Individual Approaches
      Monitored Student Drinking Problems
      The Method of Data Collection
    • 7. Response to College Drinking Problems
      www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov
      College Drinking—A Global Issue
      Heavy drinking is common in both the US and other countries
      Ongoing Research…
    • 8.
      • March 2007, Issued a Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
      NIAAA’s Rapid Response Program
      June 2003, NIAAA issued a special grant program—Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems
      …And Collaborative Efforts
    • 9. A New Perspective on College Drinking
      Measured weekly rate of consumption and following of the same individuals
      Tracking Student’s Drinking Patterns
    • 10. Alcohol Poisoning
      Questions Campus Leaders Should Ask
      What to Keep an Eye for in attempts to intervene towards college drinking.
      Impact of Research Findings
    • 11. NIAAA’s Task Force efforts
      Ongoing Research and Collaborative Efforts on prevention
      Drinking patterns and social norms
      Though college drinking seems inevitable, there are programs and interventions in order to seek help.
      Summary