If you want to stop a problem, cut it off at its source, or at least find a way to keep it from getting worse than it already is. That, in turn, is the philosophy behind a recent wave of alcohol prevention and awareness training initiatives that will be applied to colleges across the United States. So, why is this such an important move? Besides the fact that colleges and universities are infamous for being party hubs and centers for drinking culture, 17-year old and 18-year old (or perhaps 16-year old gifted students, as well) students have prime opportunities to start learning about life as well as their fields of study. For an example of this new approach, let’s take a closer look at the AlcoholEdu program and its elements of alcohol prevention and awareness training.
Prevention on Campus Is the Key
Keep in mind that alcohol abuse (or alcoholism) on college and university campuses does not just threaten the lives of the drinkers. In fact, victims also include bystander students and members of the faculty. Likewise, the label of “party school” is not the best image for a renowned institution. As a result of excessive drinking customs, students will fail in classes, meaning the reputation of the schools will be put on the line.
As part of the AlcoholEdu program, instructors provide an interactive user experience that seeks to empower and inspire students to cut back on drinking or never take that risk in the first place. Through the umbrella EFFERVI, AlcoholEdu has been distributed to over 1,500 institutions.
Elements of the Program
Overall, AlcoholEdu seeks to engage students and create quality education to ensure the prevention and spread of abusive or addictive behavior on campus by:
- Providing a personalized experience for each student
- Justifying how institutions are put at risk by alcohol-driven behavior
- Providing a roster of students who have signed up to take part in events where no alcohol is served (or allowed, for that matter)
- Providing continuous support for institutions
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