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Individual-Level Strategies
Cognitive-behavioral skills-based approach

Skills training, alcohol plus general life skills: Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

ASTP is a multicomponent alcohol skills training program for students at risk of developing alcohol use problems. The program provides information about addiction and offers exercises and training to help students identify personal drinking cues, develop alcohol refusal skills, and manage stress. ASTP consists of eight 90-minute sessions; however, programs conducted in as few as two sessions have been evaluated.

  • Effectiveness: = Higher effectiveness
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: # = Lower
  • Research Amount: *** = 7 to 10 studies
  • Public Health Reach: Focused
  • Primary Modality: In-person group
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Health professional and coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals or specific groups
  • Duration of Effects: Short-term (< 6 months) and 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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