College Research Partnership Awards for Rapid Response to College Problems
State University of New York at Albany
- PI -- Dolores Cimini, Ph.D.
- Title of Project: The Effects of Peer-Facilitated Alcohol Interventions
- U01 Researcher Collaborator: Mary Larimer, PH.D.
- NIAAA Scientific Staff Collaborator: Peggy Murray
The long-term objective of this project is to reduce high-risk drinking and negative alcohol-related consequences among “high-risk” college students. The project proposes to assess the effectiveness of two peer-focused social norms-based alcohol interventions, a small group motivational interviewing intervention and an interactive peer theater intervention, to address the issues and challenges of high-risk drinkers, defined for this project as students who have been referred to the university’s judicial system for alcohol policy violations.
Specific project aims include the following:
- Reduce high-risk drinking rates and associated high-risk behaviors and increase protective behaviors in our high-risk drinkers,
- Compare the effectiveness of two peer-based model interventions for high-risk drinkers with an education-only control condition,
- Identify variables that mediate or moderate program effectiveness, and
- Institutionalize effective program components and disseminate information concerning the effective components of this project to Institutions of Higher Education at a local, state, and national level.
Last reviewed: 11/23/2005