Results

Our approach is yielding positive results!

A study involving fourteen UC and CSU campuses found that "using synergistic strategies that include targeting settings where the majority of heavy drinking events occur is effective in reducing the incidence and likelihood of intoxication among college students" (Saltz et al, 2010).

In this study UC Berkeley, which was designated as a high intervention dosage campus, did show reduced likelihood of students getting drunk at any setting. Our results were in contrast with the increased likelihood of students getting drunk at the control and low intervention campuses in the study. See the graph below.

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(Saltz et al, 2010).

Other results in measures of alcohol-related student harm and student drinking rates at UC Berkeley from Fall 2003 to Fall 2010 are summarized in the following tables.

Student drinking:

  • Drank enough to be drunk
9% decrease
  • Consumed alcohol in the past year
6% decrease
  • Consumed alcohol in the past 30 days
5% decrease
  • Consumed alcohol in the past 30 days (underage)
.5% decrease
  • Reported binge drinking in the previous two weeks
9% increase
  • Reported binge drinking in the previous two weeks (underage)
2% decrease

Student reports of alcohol-related harm:

  • Some form of public misconduct (such as trouble with police, fighting/arguing, DWI/DUI, vandalism
16% decrease
  • Experiencing some kind of serious personal problems (such as suicidality, being hurt of injured, trying unsuccessfully to stop using, sexual assault)
27% decrease
  • Experiencing some kind of minor personal problem (such as missing class, having a memory loss, having a hangover, vomiting)
4% decrease

Student harm due to "my drinking":

  • Trouble with police
7% decrease
  • Trouble with school authorities
45% increase
  • Hurt or injured
31% decrease
  • Pass out
53% decrease
  • Miss a class
30% decrease
  • Damage property
30% decrease

Student harm due to "other students drinking":

  • My study or sleep interrupted
8% decrease
  • Pushed, hit or assaulted
33% decrease
  • Had to babysit or take care of another student who drank too much
9% increase

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Last revised: December 2011