This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of a brief intervention designed to reduce the harmful consequences of heavy drinking among high-risk college students.
Students screened for risk while in their senior year of high school (188 women and 160 men) were randomly assigned to receive an individualized motivational brief intervention in their freshman year of college or to a no-treatment control condition.
A normative group selected from the entire screening pool provided a natural history comparison.
Follow-up assessments over a 2-year period showed significant reductions in both drinking rates and harmful consequences, favoring students receiving the intervention.
Although high-risk students continued to experience more alcohol problems than the natural history comparison group over the 2-year period, most showed a decline in problems over time, suggesting a developmental maturational effect.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Alcoolisme, Milieu universitaire, Environnement social, Programme sanitaire, Santé mentale, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adulte jeune, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Alcoholism, University environment, Social environment, Sanitary program, Mental health, Follow up study, United States, North America, America, Young adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0426082
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 25/01/1999.