evidence based promoBefore SAMSHA’s National Registry for Evidence Based Programs and Practices was defunded, the ALC was re-viewed to determine if the program was effective.

Though unpublished, a copy of the review was sent to Dr. DeBenedittis. In regard to its effect for reducing alcohol consumption and the problems it can cause, the review found:

“This program is effective for reducing alcohol use and disorders.  The review of the program yielded strong evidence of a favorable effect. Based on two studies and 11 measures, the average effect size for alcohol use and disorders is .45 (95% CI: .36, .54).”

In regard to improving student’s knowledge and changing students beliefs about the positive effects of drinking, the review found:

“This program is effective for improving knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about substance use. The review of the program yielded strong evidence of a favorable effect. Based on two studies and 11 measures, the average effect size for knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about substance use is .26 (95% CI: .17, .35).”

Please click here to read the entire unpublished NREPP re-review.

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