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Individual-Level Strategies
Cognitive-behavioral skills-based approach

Skills training, alcohol focus: Decisional balance exercise alonea

Decisional balance exercises involve weighing the pros and cons of behavior change versus maintenance of the status quo without any other intervention.

  • Effectiveness: = Moderate effectiveness
  • Cost: $ = Lower
  • Barriers: # = Lower
  • Research Amount: ** = 4 to 6 studies
  • Public Health Reach: Focused
  • Primary Modality: Online/offsite
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals
  • Duration of Effects: Short-term (< 6 months) effects; mixed long-term (≥ 6 months) effects

NOTE: Cost ratings are based on the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors.

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