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Hot off the press

There’s new research publications every day on college alcohol use and other college health issues. It’s hard to keep up! Here are some new articles from our PubMed RSS feed (and beyond) that look very interesting. Apodaca, T. R., Borsari, B., Jackson, K. M., Magill, M., Longabaugh, R., Mastroleo, N. R., & Barnett, N. P. (2014). Sustain [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on Hot off the press

Young Adults Age 21+ are Key to Reducing Underage Alcohol Access

A recent study found that nearly 85% of college students of legal drinking age have provided alcohol to underage individuals, often friends or family members. The study found that legal and disciplinary consequences were likely deterrants to providing alcohol to underage users, and social norms favoring alcohol use were likely motivators. More research is needed [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|Alcohol, Literature, News|Comments Off on Young Adults Age 21+ are Key to Reducing Underage Alcohol Access

Literature on First-Year Students and Other College Events Associated with Increased Drinking

Barnett, N. P., Clerkin, E. M., Wood, M., Monti, P. M., Tevyaw, T. O. L., Corriveau, D., ... & Kahler, C. W. (2014). Description and predictors of positive and negative alcohol-related consequences in the first year of college. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 75(1), 103. Boekeloo, B. O., Bush, E. N., & Novik, [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature|Comments Off on Literature on First-Year Students and Other College Events Associated with Increased Drinking

New College Students and Risky Alcohol Behaviors

Campus orientation tours, backpacks filled with shiny new binders, freshly minted course syllabi: For students, a new school year is a time of optimism, excitement and new experiences. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of increased risky alcohol behavior, especially for first-year students. Freedom from parental supervision, socializing with peers who can legally purchase [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, How To|Comments Off on New College Students and Risky Alcohol Behaviors

Classic Research Studies

Classic References for Social Norms Interventions A few “must have” peer-reviewed articles related to social norms interventions, primarily with college students to reduce risky drinking.  The one that started it all: Perkins, H. W., & Berkowitz, A. D. (1986). Perceiving the community norms of alcohol use among students: Some research implications for campus alcohol education [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on Classic Research Studies

New Literature Through June 2014

References (mostly 2013-2014, with a few older selections) Ahmed, R., Hustad, J. T., Lasalle, L., & Borsari, B. (2014). Hospitalizations for Students With an Alcohol-Related Sanction: Gender and Pregaming as Risk Factors. Journal of American College Health, 62. Alfonso, J., Hall, T. V., & Dunn, M. E. (2014). Feedback-based alcohol interventions for mandated students: an [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on New Literature Through June 2014