Brief Intervention Can Reduce College Alcoholism

By Guest Attorney

Studies conducted by groups such as the World Health Organisation have shown that brief interventions, even by internet or email, can reduce alcoholism and DUI by college students. The WHO discovered that just 5 minutes of simple advice delivered to people identified as problem drinkers in Australia could cut consumption by more than 25 percent.

San Diego State University’s Check-up to Go intervention tool consists of a feedback form that asks students about how much money they spend on alcohol, family risk, DUI, and how much the student drinks compared to the general student population. Another common feedback tool consists of comparing the calories in a drink to a cheeseburger.

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