evidence based promoThe Alcohol Literacy Challenge™ (ALC) revolutionizes classroom based prevention by changing alcohol expediencies and reducing the quantity and frequency of alcohol use among elementary, middle, high school and college students in only 1 classroom session lasting 50-90 minutes!

The ALC has been tested in 7 scientific studies.

  • Lowering Risk for Early Alcohol Use by Challenging Alcohol Expectancies in Elementary School Children (2003). Read Full Article
  • Reducing Alcohol Consumption Among High School Students By Challenging Alcohol Expectancies (2006). Read Full Article
  • Evaluation of an Expectancy Challenge Curriculum in Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Use Among College Students When Modified for Large Class Sizes (2010). Read Full Article
  • Evaluation Of The Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC) For Reducing Alcohol Use Among High School Students. Read Full Article
  • The Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC): A Single Session Group Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Use (2012). Read Full Article
  • Evaluation Of Digitally Enhanced Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC) For Use With Mandated College Students (2013). Read Full Article
  • EVALUATION OF THE EXPECTANCY CHALLENGE ALCOHOL LITERACY CURRICULUM (ECALC) FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (2016). Read Full Article

Please click on the study title to read the full research paper. You can also read the 2012 National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices review of our studies here.

Their ratings gave our research a 3.3 (out of 4) quality of research rating.

In 2017, before being defunded, the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices re-reviewed our research and rated the ALC “effective” for lowering alcohol use and binge drinking. You can read the NREPP re-review here.

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Testimonial

We really like giving this presentation because: Number One...it's fun.

Timothy Heywood, Outreach & Education Coordinator