191447 Successes in reducing risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm mmong college students

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 11:10 AM

Robert F. Saltz, BA, MA, PhD , Prevention Research Group, Berkeley, CA
In its landmark report in 2002, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) was able to identify several alcohol problem prevention strategies that were supported by empirical evidence their efficacy. The Task Force also drew attention to the fact that several other strategies known to be successful for general populations had not been rigorously evaluated with college campuses, leaving open the question of whether college student drinking was resistant to those other approaches. Since the report and subsequent funding of new research, we now have new findings that argue on behalf of an expanded menu of effective strategies for concerned college administrators to adopt. This presentation will briefly summarize the research available to the original report, and then report on several recent key studies that are just now able to show results. Finally, we will identify some important questions that remain on the table for future research.

Learning Objectives:
The health and safety benefits of maintaining the 21-Minimum Legal Drinking Age, Successful comprehensive strategies that campus communities can undertake, and How the 21-MLDA can be used in college prevention work at the community level.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: because of my years of federally-funded research on the topic of alcohol-related problems and alcohol consumption, especially among among young adults.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.