MyStudentBody.com is an online, subscription-based program that provides motivational feedback and wellness education about alcohol use and abuse as well as related issues. The program targets 18- to 24-year-old college students and can be implemented as a Web-based health resource or an educational course. The program’s content highlights the student’s personal risk factors and provides the student with articles, strategies, and interactive tools related to alcohol and drinking on campus, as well as health resources available at his or her specific institution. The program also includes an educational course for use by at-risk populations. The overall goal is to reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviors.
Moderation Management is a complementary online intervention designed for nondependent, heavy-drinking adults who want to reduce the number of days on which they drink, their peak alcohol use on days they drink, and their alcohol-related problems. ModerateDrinking.com (MD) is a Web-based behavioral self-control skills training program, and Moderation Management (MM) is an online support group network. MM offers online and face-to-face mutual support meetings, a listserv, and an online forum connect concerned drinkers trying to make positive lifestyle changes. The overall goals are alcohol abstinence and a decrease in alcohol-related problems and peak alcohol use on drinking days.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) for the University is a multimedia, school-based prevention program designed to help college students receiving the training to make safe, sound decisions regarding their own high-risk drinking behavior (e.g., underage drinking, drinking to intoxication, drunk driving) and enable them to intervene to prevent this high-risk behavior among their peers and friends. The program has three modules which can be delivered over one 2-hour session: (1) information about alcohol and other drugs, alcohol’s effects, and jurisdiction-specific laws related to alcohol; (2) skills needed to recognize when an intervention is indicated and then implement such an intervention; and (3) a behavioral rehearsal module in which students practice intervention skills they have discussed and observed. The overall goal is to reduce alcohol consumption among college students and the high-risk behavior related to alcohol use.
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade that builds on students’ resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The K-8 curricula each include 10 weekly, 30- to 60-minute lessons, and the high school curriculum includes 14 weekly, 1-hour lessons plus 12 optional, 1-hour “”infusion”” lessons designed to incorporate and reinforce skills taught in the core curriculum. Students learn how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The overall goal is to increase prosocial behaviors while decreasing intentions to use substances and engage in violence.
Reality Tour is a volunteer-driven substance abuse prevention program that is presented to parents and their children (ages 10-17) in a community setting over the course of one approximately 3-hour session. Trained community volunteers present testimonies from individuals with a history of addiction, information on drugs, coping, and refusal skills, and an opportunity for families to hear from law enforcement personnel and ask questions. The overall goal is to increase children’s negative attitudes toward alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other illicit drugs, as well as their perceived risk of harm from use of these substances.
Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a 5-year classroom-based alcohol use prevention and vehicle safety program for elementary school students in grades 1-5 (ages 6-11) and high school students in grades 11 and 12. PY/PM consists of a series of 40 science- and health-based lessons, with 8 lessons per year for grades 1-5. Lessons focus on brain development, vehicle safety, and life skills. Parent take-home activities are offered for all 40 lessons. High school students can train to deliver the curriculum to elementary school students, and learn specific content about how alcohol use impacts adolescents. The overall goals are to reduce alcohol-related injuries and death among children and youth due to underage alcohol use and riding in vehicles with drivers who are not alcohol free.