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Individual-Level Strategies
Cognitive-behavioral skills-based approach

Skills training, alcohol focus: Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) feedback aloneb

BAC feedback programs involve presenting students with their actual BAC, usually based on breath samples, during or following an evening of drinking. These programs challenge students’ perceptions of their level of intoxication based on an objective BAC measurement or provide an incentive for students to limit their alcohol consumption (e.g., remaining under a certain BAC at a social event).

  • Effectiveness: X = Not effective
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: # = Lower
  • Research Amount: ** = 4 to 6 studies
  • Public Health Reach: Focused
  • Primary Modality: In-person individual
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals or specific groups
  • Duration of Effects: No 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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