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College Alcohol Prevention

OC DUI Task Force presentation on College Alcohol Prevention. 6/16/2010.

Anthony Pang

on 23 June 2010

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Transcript of College Alcohol Prevention

College Alcohol Prevention Anthony Pang
Manager of Alcohol Programs
UCI Health Education Center National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges BASICS
Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students A Snapshot of UCI About UCI undergrads
21,488 undergraduate students were enrolled in Fall 2008

4,583 new freshmen and 1,345 new transfer students admitted in Fall 2008

Average UCI GPA for continuing undergraduates is 3.0 (17% of undergrads have earned GPAs of 3.5 or higher)

In 2007-2008, 80% of new freshmen lived on campus (approx. 50% of UCI's student body is housed on-campus or within walking distance)
UCI students come from diverse backgrounds
21% are foreign born

54% speak a language other than English at home

72% have at least one parent not born in the U.S.

37% are first generation college attendees

31% are from low income/poor or working class families
Student drinking @ UCI
32% of students report they babysat a friend because of their drinking behavior

26% of students reported drinking more than 5 drinks in a row on more than 2 occassions in the last month

19% of students reported driving after drinking

8% of students reported they were hurt as a result of drinking
3 in 1 Framework & Strategies Tier 1 Strategy: Offering brief motivational enhancement interventions. FIRST
First-year Internet Required Safety Training Tier 2 Strategy: Implementation, increased publicity, and enforcement of other laws to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.

Tier 2 Strategy: Increased enforcement of minimum drinking age laws. Safer California Colleges & Universities 1 on 1 Motivational Interviewing Sessions with sanctioned students
Repeat offenders
Medical Transports
Personalized feedback with students about their drinking behavior
Focus is harm reduction
High-risk drinkers significantly reduced their drinking problems and alcohol consumption rates
Strategies developed internally for student on how to reduce their drinking behavior Group setting utilizing Anonymous Audience Response Technology
1st time offenders
Alcohol 101 and basic information is taught
Norms and values clarification
Utilize audience response technology to live survey students
Compare data to social norms of UCI from collected survey data
Motivational Enhancement
Focus is to treat the sanctioned group as educated adults
Students are screened prior to class and receive non-judgemental feedback in regards to their personal drinking behavior compared to others and the potential negative consequences Tier 1 Strategy: Combining cognitive-behavioral skills with norms clarification and motivational enhancement interventions. Alcohol Awareness Class Tier 2 Strategy: The formation of a campus and community coalition involving all major stakeholders may be critical to implement these strategies effectively. UCI Alcohol & Other Drug Task Force
OC DUI Task Force
Irvine Prevention Coalition Partnerships include:
UCI Health Education Center
UCI Police Department
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Student Conduct
Greek Life
Student Housing
Local Businesses
Local Health Care Agencies
Local Law Enforcement Agencies Enforcement Operations
DUI Checkpoints
Compliance Checks
Party Patrols
Maximizing the Visibility of Enforcement
Letter from Administration (Vice Chancellor's Office)
Safe Parties Brochure & Keg Education Packets
Website/Facebook Group
Newspaper Articles
Student Orientation Advertisement
Publication of Enforcement Operations Tier 3 Strategy: Informing new students and their parents about alcohol policies and penalties before arrival and during orientation periods. All new incoming students are required to complete the online training
Partnership between Health Education Center & CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education) Office
Provides education on University policies related to alcohol as well as tips on staying safe and helping others Programs RADD College DUI Awareness Program
Safe Onto Sober Program
California Coalition for Safer Universities
Student Health 101
Social Networking & catering to the Millenial Generation Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
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