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Individual-Level Strategies
Cognitive-behavioral skills-based approach

Skills training, alcohol focus: Goal/intention-setting alone

Under this approach, students identified as having alcohol use problems set goals for limiting their alcohol use, based on their current drinking behaviors, other goals, and values.

  • Effectiveness: = Higher effectiveness
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: ## = Moderate
  • Research Amount: ** = 4 to 6 studies
  • Public Health Reach: Focused
  • Primary Modality: In-person individual
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Health professional and coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals
  • Duration of Effects: Short-term (< 6 months) effects; long-term (≥ 6 months) effects not assessed

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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