Universities Combat Binge Drinking With Online Resource

Outside the Classroom's AlcoholEdu is an alcohol prevention program available online for both universities and high schools to help curb underage and binge drinking. AlcoholEdu can be deployed to a large group of assembled students or to individuals at their personal computers. The interactive program is based on studies of alcohol in relation to brain science, sociology, history and mathematics.

The program takes students through a personalized presentation that requires making decisions based on real-life situations experienced in a college setting. The non-opinionated format offers students the opportunity to draw their own conclusions about the material and to make more informed decisions.

Outside the Classroom monitors the program and reports back to school administrators with data collected from pre- and post-assessment tests, as well as a follow-up survey given one month after completion of the program. This information allows administrators to keep track of which students have completed the program, in addition to providing them with statistics about attitudes and behaviors involving alcohol use on their campus. For more information, visit www.outsidetheclassroom.com.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.

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