NIAAA created the Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems initiative so that senior college administrators facing an alcohol-related crisis could get assistance from well-established alcohol researchers and NIAAA staff. Following a competitive grant process, NIAAA selected 15 sites and paired each recipient college with a program development/evaluation team. Working closely with NIAAA scientific staff, each team jointly designed, implemented, and evaluated a Rapid Response project. This supplement reports the results of several projects, plus other findings of interest that emerged from that research.
The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, established two panels of nongovernment experts to research alcohol consumption among college students. The two panels are Contexts and Consequences (panel 1) and Prevention and Treatment (panel 2). An article in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol entitled "College Drinking, What It Is, and What To Do about It: A Review of the State of the Science" consists of commissioned papers by the two panels.