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Outcomes of a Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) Brief Motivational Intervention for High-Risk Drinking Freshmen: Pilot Study Comparison at Baseline and 6 Months

NCJ Number
236632
Journal
Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly Volume: 29 Issue: 3 Dated: July-September 2011 Pages: 219-229
Author(s)
Donna M. Kazemi, Ph.D., R.N.; Jacek Dmochowski, Ph.D.; Linman Sun, M.S.; Mary A. Nies, Ph.D., R.N.; Samuel Walford, M.A.
Date Published
July 2011
Length
11 pages
Annotation
This study investigated the effectiveness of a Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Brief Motivational Intervention (BMI) in decreasing the quantity and frequency of high-risk drinking and associated negative consequences for freshmen.
Abstract
This longitudinal pilot study investigated the effectiveness of a Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Brief Motivational Intervention (BMI) in decreasing the quantity and frequency of high-risk drinking and associated negative consequences for freshmen. The treatment effects of the intervention (n = 110) were obtained using a quasi-experimental design. Alcohol consumption and risk behaviors were assessed for the intervention and the control group. Freshmen students who received the intervention reported a greater decrease in alcohol consumption and negative consequences than freshmen students assigned to the control group. This study supported the effectiveness of the BASICS BMI intervention for freshmen students with high-risk drinking behaviors. This pilot study has implications for the sustainability of the intervention for freshmen students and supports further research for the remaining 2-year intervention program. (Published Abstract)