Interventions designed to reduce alcohol use among fraternity members are just as effective as not intervening at all, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
Article announcing the study findings was published in Inside Higher Ed .
The researchers analyzed 25 years of research involving 6,000 college students and 21 different intervention programs.
They found no significant difference between students who received an intervention and those who did not, in terms of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.“Reducing alcohol consumption and problems among fraternity members will require a different strategy relative to their college drinking peers,” said Lori Scott-Sheldon, lead researcher for the study and an associate professor of psychology at Brown University. “Additional research is needed to determine the best approach to reduce alcohol misuse among members of Greek letter organizations.”
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) offers a Student Assistance Program (SAP) which is a comprehensive agency-school based collaborative effort designed to educate students about the current drug crisis and teach new and healthier coping skills in order to support successful learning and development.
The program has two goals:
To combat the public health crisis of substance use among young people on Long Island. LICADD provides unique and specialized education and support services that empower students, parents, faculty and professionals to combat the public health crisis of substance use, specifically among young people on Long Island.
To promote wellness and teach healthy coping skills. The LICADD SAP works to promote wellness by teaching stress management, healthy coping skills, mindfulness, decision-making skills through collaborative education, prevention and intervention services.
The program provides psychoeducation, prevention, early identification, family intervention, referrals and support groups for students impacted by the devastating...