What Peer Educators and Resident Advisors (RAs) Need to Know About College Drinking

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What Peer Educators and Resident Advisors (RAs) Need to Know About College Drinking

Description

This brochure, developed for college peer educators and resident advisors, contains highlights from the report, A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges . It can be used to help this group understand the extent of the problem of college drinking, speak knowledgeably about it, and be proactive in taking steps to address it at their schools.

Topics addressed in this brochure include:

  • A snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking consequences
  • What are potential signs of the problem?
  • Why is the Task Force reaching out to peer educators?
  • A call to action for peer educators/resident advisors
  • Living arrangements
  • College characteristics
  • First-year students
  • Established drinking patterns
  • Secondhand consequences of drinking
  • Other factors affecting drinking
  • Resources

Developer:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: August 2005
Last Updated: 05/12/08

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