Skills training, alcohol plus general life skills: Alcohol 101 Plus™ b
Alcohol 101 Plus™ is a web-based modification of the earlier CD-ROM-based Alcohol 101 program. It provides alcohol education and skills training using a “virtual campus,” modeling potential drinking situations and discussing possible consequences and alternatives. Personalized blood alcohol concentration (BAC) calculations also are provided. The program is free to all students and educators.
Effectiveness: = Lower effectiveness
Cost: $ = Lower
Barriers: # = Lower
Research Amount: ** = 4 to 6 studies
Public Health Reach: Broad
Primary Modality: Online
Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
Target Population: Individuals, specific groups, or all students
Duration of Effects: Mixed short-term (< 6 months) effects; no long-term (? 6 months) effects
b = Intervention changed position in the matrix
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. Barriers to implementing a strategy include cost and opposition, among other factors. Public health reach refers to the number of students that a strategy affects. Strategies with a broad reach affect all students or a large group of students (e.g., all underage students); strategies with a focused reach affect individuals or small groups of students (e.g., sanctioned students). Research amount/quality refers to the number of randomized controlled trials (RCT) that evaluated the strategy. Duration of effects refers to the timeframe within which the intervention demonstrated effects on alcohol-related behavioral outcomes; follow-up periods for short-term effects were <6 months; follow-up periods for long-term effects were ≥6 months.
Strategies are listed by brand name if they were evaluated by at least two RCTs; strategies labeled generic/other have similar components and were not identified by name in the research or were evaluated by only one RCT; strategies labeled miscellaneous have the same approach but very different components.
Cronce, J.M.; and Larimer, M.E. Individual-focused approaches to the prevention of college student drinking. Alcohol Research and Health 34(2):210-21, 2011.
- Carey, K.B.; Carey, M.P.; Henson, J.M.; et al. Brief alcohol interventions for mandated college students: Comparison of face-to-face counseling and computer-delivered interventions. Addiction 106(3):528–37, 2011.
- Carey, K.B.; Henson, J.M.; Carey, M.P.; and Maisto, S.A. Computer versus in-person intervention for students violating campus alcohol policy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 77(1):74–87, 2009.
Additional studies not identified in prior reviews
- Carey, K.B.; DeMartini, K.S.; Prince, M.A.; Luteran, C.; and Carey, M.P. Effects of choice on intervention outcomes for college students sanctioned for campus alcohol policy violations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 27(3):596–603, 2013.
References from 2019 update
- Braitman, A.L.; and Henson, J.M. Personalized boosters for a computerized intervention targeting college drinking: The influence of protective behavioral strategies. Journal of American College Health 64(7):509–519, 2016.
Copies of the program may be available from the developer: https://www.responsibility.org/alcohol-101/. The program is available from commercial retailers in CD-ROM format.
For information about intervention designs and implementation, check the articles in the References tab.