NIAAA Creates Alcohol Intervention Tool For University Administrators

In an 1,800-word piece for CNN (9/23, Wallace), Kelly Wallace writes about binge drinking on college campuses. Wallace points out that “nearly 40% of college students” say they binge drank “– defined as five or more drinks at one time – in the past 30 days, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Awareness.”

The piece goes on to discuss NIAAA’s CollegeAIM, “a matrix of 60 alcohol interventions,” which NIAAA Director George Koob hopes may be a tool that is used “like a menu at a restaurant.” Koob adds, “This isn’t for students. This is for administrators who have skills in this area and want to do something about underage drinking to go into this matrix and look at what would fit their campus in particular.”

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— “Binge drinking 101: Learning to curb the college trend,” Kelly Wallace, CNN, September 23, 2015.

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