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How To Reduce High-Risk College Drinking: Use Proven Strategies, Fill Research Gaps

Final Report of the Panel on Prevention and Treatment

Task Force of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
April 2002

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Executive Summary

What Is New About High-risk College Drinking?

Research-based Rationale for Action: A Widespread Problem with Harmful Consequences

Current State of Practice

Identifying Research-based Opportunities for Progress

Developing This Report: The Penal and the Process

Research-based Recommendations: What Colleges Can Do Now; Filling Key Research Gaps

Methodology and Caveats

Creating an Envirronment That Discourages High-risk Drinking

Promoting Healthy Behaviors Through Individual-and Group-Focused Approaches

Comprehensive College-Community Interventions

Managing Program Implementation Effectively



  1. Additional Panel Recommendations
  2. Typology: A Theoretical Framework for Alcohol Prevention Initiatives
  3. Responses to Arguments Against the Minimum Legal Drinking Age

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Last reviewed: 9/23/2005

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