The Alcohol Literacy Challenge™ has been shown to reduce positive alcohol expectancies across all grade levels, reduce alcohol consumption among high school and college students, and reduce episodes of binge drinking among college students.

The following list shows the specific studies preformed that documented these findings.

Reduced positive alcohol expectancies

  • Elementary School (Cruz, I. Y. & Dunn, M. E. 2003)
  • High School (Cruz, I. Y. 2006 & Sivasithamparam, J., Dunn, M.E. 2011)
  • College (Sivasithamparam, J., Hall, T.V., Dunn, M.E. June, 2008 & Schreiner, A., Fried, A., Sivasithamparam, J., & Dunn, M.E. August, 2009)
  • College—Brief Lecture Version (Sivasithamparam, J. Schreiner, A., Boucher, A., Dunn, M.E., & Hall, T.V. November, 2010)

Reduced alcohol consumption

High school students

  • Reduced drinking found for high risk males: Cruz, I. Y. (2006).
  • Reduced drinking found across general population: Sivasithamparam, J., Dunn, M.E. (2011)

College students

 

  • Reduced overall consumption (Sivasithamparam, J., Hall, T.V., Dunn, M.E. June, 2008 & Schreiner, A., Fried, A., Sivasithamparam, J., & Dunn, M.E. August, 2009)
  • Brief Lecture Version: reduced drinking effects for males only (Fried, A., Sivasithamparam, J., Schreiner, A., Boucher, A., Dunn, M.E., & Hall, T.V. November, 2010)

Reduced binge drinking episodes

  • College students—Reduced episodes of binge drinking: (Sivasithamparam, J., Hall, T.V., Dunn, M.E. June, 2008)

Full Citations of Studies

Cruz, I. Y., & Dunn, M. E. (2003). Lowering Risk for Early Alcohol Use by Challenging Alcohol Expectancies in Elementary School Children.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 493-503.

Cruz, I. Y. (2006). Reducing alcohol consumption among high school students by challenging alcohol expectancies. Dissertation. Department of Psychology in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida.

Fried, A., Sivasithamparam, J. Schreiner, A., Boucher, A., Dunn, M.E., & Hall, T.V. (November, 2010). An Alcohol Use Intervention Program for Fraternities and Sororities . Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Schreiner, A., Fried, A., Sivasithamparam, J., & Dunn, M.E. (August, 2009). Implementation of a Large Classroom-based Expectancy Challenge: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Schreiner, A., Sivasithamparam, J., Fried, A., Boucher, A., & Dunn, M.E. (November, 2010). Evaluation of an Expectancy Challenge Curriculum in Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Use Among College Students When Modified for Large Class Sizes. Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Sivasithamparam, J., Hall, T.V., Dunn, M.E. (June, 2008). CALC 101: The Collegiate Alcohol Literacy Curriculum as a Prevention Approach for High Risk Drinking in First-Year College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association, Orlando, FL.

Sivasithamparam, J. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC) in Reducing Alcohol Use Among High School Students. Dissertation. Department of Psychology in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida.

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