RESEARCH -- HIGHER EDUCATION
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week: Oct. 15-21
Occurs every 3rd week of October
Organized by CoHEASAP, an umbrella organization of the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues established in 1983, dedicated to eradicating the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, legal and illegal drugs and other substances among college students. http://coheasap.org/
Visit www.KYPrevention.com/College-Parents/ for resources for parents on college underage and high-risk drinking prevention.
80% of youth ages 10-18 say their parents are their #1 influence on their decision to drink or not drink. (SAMHSA)
AlcoholEdu for College is an interactive online program designed to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol amongst students through a personalized experienced with proven effective results vertified by eight independent studies. www.EverFi.com/HigherEd
AlcoholEdu for Parents of College-Bound Youth offers FREE Resources to ANY parent - www.EverFi.com/AlcoholEduforParents
What Is CollegeAIM?
Individual-level strategies are designed to change your students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to alcohol so that students drink less, take fewer risks, and experience fewer harmful consequences.
Environmental-level strategies are designed to change the campus and community environments in which student drinking occurs.
NIAAA College Task Force 3-in-1 Framework Recommendations
Discusses which audiences to address in prevention programs utilizing 4-Tiers of prevention strategies by effectiveness.
Center for Science in the Public Interest's BINGE DRINKING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES REPORT
Researchers reviewed alcohol control policies and developed quantitative ratings of their efficacy and strength of evidence. Policies limiting price received the highest ratings, with alcohol taxes receiving the highest ratings for all four outcomes. Highly rated policies for reducing binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving in the general population also were rated highly among youth, although several policies were rated more highly for youth compared with the general population.
Data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s annual college freshman survey finds that the percentage of U.S. college freshmen reporting that they drank beer occasionally or frequently in the past year has declined significantly since the early 1980s. While the decline in beer consumption over the past three decades is encouraging, one-third of college freshmen still report drinking beer in the year before entering college.