Marijuana and Alcohol Interventions with College Students


A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment examined the efficacy of a brief alcohol intervention for college students, including the role of marijuana use.

Some of the key findings of the study included:

1)   Marijuana users reported higher levels of drinking over time.

2)   The brief alcohol intervention did not reduce marijuana use.

3)   A marijuana-focused intervention may be needed to reduce marijuana consumption among college students.

4)   Marijuana users, like non-users, could benefit from alcohol interventions.

Based on this study’s findings, what is needed are interventions that can effectively prevent and reduce both marijuana and alcohol use among college students.

The InShape Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program is an evidence-based brief screening and intervention that research has shown can reduce both heavy alcohol and marijuana use among college students: http://preventionpluswellness.com/inshape-prevention-plus-wellness/

In addition, InShape PPW is unique in its ability to also improve the health-enhancing behaviors of college students, such as exercise and healthy eating.

A InShape Prevention Plus Wellness intervention cost-effective strategy for addressing the common co-occurring use of alcohol and marijuana among college students, along with their lack of health-promoting habits.

Read more about the findings in the study: http://www.journalofsubstanceabusetreatment.com/article/S0740-5472(16)30543-8/fulltext

Please share with others concerned about college marijuana and alcohol use harm.  Thank you!

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