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Individual-Level Strategies
Cognitive-behavioral skills-based approach

Skills training, alcohol plus general life skills or general life skills only: Generic/other

These programs combine training in skills aimed at reducing alcohol use (e.g., drink refusal and moderation of alcohol use) with training in general life skills (e.g., stress management, coping, and lifestyle balance), or they provide training only in general life skills as a means of reducing alcohol use.

  • Effectiveness: = Moderate effectiveness
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: # = Lower
  • Research Amount: **** = 11+ studies
  • Public Health Reach: Focused
  • Primary Modality: In-person group
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Health professional and coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals, specific groups
  • Duration of Effects: Mixed short-term (< 6 months) effects; 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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