Evidence-based Programs to Reduce High-risk Alcohol Use among College Students

Topics: Alcohol and Drug Use, Student Health and Wellness, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What data-driven programs reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses?
  • How do these programs address diverse student populations?
  • How do institutions measure success and fund their programs?


Although high-risk alcohol use has often proved an intractable problem on college campuses, prevention programs in place at a number of institutions have achieved tangible gains in curtailing irresponsible consumption. This brief outlines these programs and uncovers the trends and strategies that have bolstered their successes. In addition, this brief explores the other initiatives, strategies, and techniques that reinforce the results that flagship programs bring.

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