Alcohol Education Programs

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AlcoholEdu is an online prevention program widely used throughout the country reaching nearly a quarter million students on 400+ college campuses in only 5 years. It incorporates prevention strategies with science-based alcohol education through a 2.5 hour online course. After responding to an initial survey on personal drinking behavior, participants are directed to a customized course reflective his or her behavior. AlcoholEdu is the product of Outside the Classroom.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) aims to provide children with the information and skills needed to stay free of alcohol and drugs. First developed in 1983, DARE reaches millions of U.S. children in more than 300,000 classrooms throughout all 50 states. The curriculum is designed to be delivered sequentially from grades K-12, with specific classes for elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students. DARE advocates avoiding situations where alcohol is present, and seeks to instill the necessary skills to resist alcohol when it is offered.

Project ALERT
Project ALERT focuses on informing middle school students of the consequences of alcohol use and the benefits of being drug-free, this program seeks to establish school-wide norms against underage drinking. The program seeks to provide insight, understanding, and the actual skills necessary for resisting substance abuse. It stresses the consequences of using alcohol and helps students recognize that most of their peers do not use drugs or alcohol in hopes of establish school-wide norms against substance use. Project ALERT was developed by the think tank RAND.

Just the Facts
Just the Facts is a joint venture between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Department of Education that utilizes social norms advertising as a mechanism to reduce drinking on college campuses. Just the Facts targets both college and high school students with information on the actual drinking behavior of their campus through public-service announcements, student newspaper advertisements, and posters.