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Online Alcohol Prevention Programs Assessment
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, in its function of working with colleges and universities to reduce high risk drinking by
college students has developed the following comparison of on line assessment tools. While the PLCB does not state this
is a complete and exhaustive list of on line assessments, it will allow college and university staff the opportunity to review
many of the more popular sites.
Total of 18 Programs
Program Name Organization Product Type Content Purpose Audience Access Mode Time Completion Stages Estimated Cost Components User Friendly Print Friendly Testing Option Help Desk Anonymity Email Address Tracking Results to Third Party Immediate Feedback Report Generation Guest Pass Basis for Program Development Research Findings
The Judicial Educator Reslife.Net, Ltd. General Screening, Information, and Secondary Prevention General information, effects, strategies Sanction-secondary prevention College students Subscription required 30 minutes Single Based on housing capacity Screening (with feedback) and information Yes Yes N/A Must email site Yes Yes Yes No Yes Automatic fowarding of PASS to judicial administrator Yes See instructor credentials See instructor credentials
AlcoholEdu For College Outside the Classroom Inc Online alcohol, primary prevention program designed for use at a population-level for colleges and universities Provides science-based content, psychological and physiological effects of alcohol, suggestions on how to approach someone with a drinking problem, the dangers associated with binge drinking, measurements of a standard drink, BAC calculators, and additional resources To reduce high-risk drinking and its negative consequences through an engaging and efficacious learning experience. Provides campus administrators with valuable data College students Subscription required 2.5 hours Multi Picing based on first-year student population "Personal Plan" tool allows students to set personal goals and provides highly specific strategies and suggestions to help them achieve those goals. Entertaining format features a story narrative and engaging exercises, including "What Would You Do?" scenarios, policy debates, videos, blogs, and real-life student success stories. Yes Yes Pre-test and comprehensive final examination 24/7 live technical support for students. Yes Yes Yes No Yes Evaluative outcomes data delivered via StudentVoice reporting platform Annual Executive Summary analyzes key drinking trends and opportunities. Student Engagement tool provides a roster of students who have volunteered to organize and/or participate in alcohol-free activities. Yes Content is based on studies from NIAAA, university research, and core scientific findings from 1998-present In 2010, three randomized control trials (two published, one currently in press) found that compared to the control group, students who completed AlcoholEdu reported having few total drinks; suffered fewer drinking-related behavioral consequences; were less likely to expect positive outcomes from drinking; and were less accepting of othersí alcohol use behaviors.
AlcoholEdu For High School Outside the Classroom Inc. in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Online, brief motivational intervention (BMI) tool for use with students who have violated alcohol policies or to be used in a counseling/ pre-counseling format (note: pathways also provided for non-drinkers) Provides science-based content, psychological and physiological effects of alcohol, the dangers associated with binge drinking, measurements of a standard drink, BAC calculator, US laws, and additional resources A population-level, primary prevention program aimed at engaging an entire population of students in order to change the drinking culture and help students make safe and healthy decisions regarding alcohol High School Subscription required 90 minutes Multi Pricing based on ninth-grade student population Survey questions that help students identify influencers in their decisions regarding alcohol and personalized feedback that helps students re-evaluate the way they use and view alcohol Yes Yes Pre-test and comprehensive final examination Support available for personal administrator Monday-Friday Web based support for students Yes Yes Yes No Yes Provides evaluative outcomes data over three surveys. Annual Executive Summary analyzes key drinking trends/needs assesement. Yes Content is based on studies from NIAAA, university research, and core scientific findings from 1998-present AlcoholEdu for High School is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
AlcoholEdu For Youth Sanctions Outside the Classroom Inc/MADD Online alcohol education and secondary prevention program designed as an intervention for students who have violated alcohol laws Provides science-based content, psychological and physiological effects of alcohol, the dangers associated with binge drinking, measurement of a standard drink, BAC calculator, US laws, and additional resources An intervention for students whose behavior has already caused negative consequences and helps reduce the risk of causing or experiencing further harm College students Subscription required 3 hours Multi Program is $45 per course and can be purchased through e-commerce and/or bulk pre-purchase Science-based content used to educate students and the basis for two knowledge examinations to assess learning gains, reflective free response questions, access to the AlcoholEdu Notebook which contains important information and additional resources, and a confirmation email upon completion of the course Yes Yes Pre-test and comprehensive final examination 24/7 student technical support Yes No Yes No Yes NA Yes Content is based on studies from NIAAA, university research, and core scientific findings from 1998-present NA
College Response Screening for MH Inc Screening, Primary Prevention with Treatment Resource "how-to" reduce alcohol use Information, treatment resources, risk management College, but anyone can access Direct access, no subscription required 15 minutes Single Free when program kit purchased, $350 program kit with all disorders; National Alcohol Day Programming $150 new user, $75 renewal Online, One day in-person screening, healthcare/ primary care, and SOS suicide prevention components available Yes N/A N/A 24/7 Yes No No No Yes College/University can generate their own reports and graphs Yes NIAAA publications, epidemiology research, + Results from national survey and National Alcohol Screening Day data
MyStudentBody.com Inflexxion, Inc Online alcohol, drug and sexual violence education, self assessment, motivational feedback, pre and post knowledge testing, social norming Alcohol and physiology, alcohol and the brain, social impacts of alcohol use, alcohol abuse and bystander intervention for dangerous incidents. Reduce alcohol and drug related issues on campus through motivational feedback, social norming and education. Reduce incidence of sexual assault through motivational feedback, encourage protective behaviors. College students Subscription required 90-120 minutes Single Volume pricing based on student population Multi-track course with completion certificate, real time aggregate reporting, personalized experience, Rate Myself assessment, satisfaction survey, interactive tools, articles, quizzes, polls, and updated content Yes Yes Pre/Post test including self assessment, satisfaction survey, and completion certificate; tailored tracks for First Year, Greek, Athletic, Judicial, and Abstainer populations included 24/7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Real time aggregate data report generation to health prof and/or campus administrators Yes Grant funding from NIH(NIAAA,NIDA); BASICS, and RAPI Randomized, controlled clinical trials indicated episode, freq, and consump dec
E-CHUG for College Students San Diego State University Research Foundation Primary Prevention & Intervention Program, Personalized and Peer Video feedback on drinking risk factors and harm reduction strategies, tailored to individual colleges and local communities Prevention & Intervention: Behavior change, reduce consumption and related risks; for entire campus population and/or high risk groups College students Subscription required 30 Single $975/year for unlimited use Pesonalized assessment & feedback; normative feedback, strategies to reduce risky use, challenging expectancy, guided personal reflections journal, tailored information and links to each college/communitites programs and support services Yes Yes Pre/Post/extended Follow-up Phone/e-mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Real-time Admin access, officials from subscribing schools can obtain their school's usage, with statistical analysis and graphic presentations Yes Motivational Interviewing, Social Norms Feedback and Social Modeling research and theory Six controlled trials of the college version all show significant reductions in destructive drinking. See website.
Alcoholscreening.org Join Together, a Boston University project General Screening with Treatment Resource Screening, information, and to find help To determine if drinking patterns are safe, risky, or harmful College, but anyone can access Direct access, no subscription required 15 minutes Single Free Screening and feedback (drinking patterns, college drinking norms and consequences Yes N/A N/A Not specified Yes No No No Yes N/A N/A Not specified Not specified
Self-screening alcohol check-up Created and maintained by Robert Westermeyer PH.D. Information Alcohol info and evidence Self help to determine problematic alcohol use College students Direct access, no subscription required 15 min. Single Free Minimal questions centered on quantity alcohol consumed, pattern of drinking and drinking situations Yes N/A N/A Not specified Yes N/A Yes No Yes No N/A Included on screen with questions Included on screen with questions
Alcohol-Wise 3rd Millenium Classrooms Education, Personalized Assessment, Primary Prevention Assessment,Understanding effects, Levels of use, Social norms Prevention, Alcohol education for entire student population College students Subscription required Under 2 hours Multi Volume pricing per Freshmen class size Pre, Post, and Follow-up Tests/Surveys, e-CHUG Personalized Assessment with immediate feedback, Personalized Interactions, electronic BAC calculator, Campus Resources, Graded Final Yes Yes Pre and Post Knowledge based Exam, Lesson Quizzes 24/7 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Reports and Automatic Completion notification to Administrators, access to Student Management System Yes Colorado ADAD MIP education programs See Website
Under the Influence-for Colleges 3rd Millenium Classrooms Education, Personalized Assessment, Intervention Assessment,Understanding effects, Levels of use, Social norms, Tools for change Alcohol Education or Sanction course College students Direct access, no subscription required Under 3 hours Multi Volume pricing or $35 single use Pre, Post, and Follow-up Tests/Surveys, e-CHUG Personalized Assessment with immediate feedback, Personalized Interactions, electronic BAC calculator, Graded Final Yes Yes Pre and Post Knowledge based Exam, Lesson Quizzes 24/7 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Reports and Automatic Completion notification to Administrators, access to Student Management System Yes Colorado ADAD MIP education programs See Website
College Alc Outside The Classroom Online, primary prevention program focused on harm reduction and education. May also be used for judicial sanctions Provides science-based alcohol education, psychological and physiological effects of alcohol, social norms exercises, decision-making exercises, dealing with peer pressure and social situations, goal-setting and planning tools Prevent Alcohol misuse and related consequences among college students College students Subscription required 1 - 1.5 hours Multi Based on target group size and # of Sacntion Workbooks or Textbooks Interactive instructional design, video clips, journaling/behavior tracking, Workbook for Sanction Students; Textbook Yes Yes Graded quizzes, pre/post test online surveys Tech support with a 1-800 number Yes Yes Yes No Yes Executive Summaries present a brief overview of key data points. Complete dataset available for download. Yes NIAAA funded, Tier I strategies, developersí research, expert consultants An independent evaluation conducted by PIRE (and published in JACH) found that relative to the control group, students who completed College Alc reported increased knowledge of alcohol use and its effects, an increase in negative alcohol expectancies, and increased intentions to minimize alcohol-related harm
E-CHUG for High School San Diego State University Research Foundation Primary Prevention & Intervention Personalized & peer video feedback on drinking risk factors & harm reduction strategies, tailored to individual high schools & communities Prevention & Intervention: Behavior change, reduce consumption and related risks; support and maintain abstinence High School Subscription required 30-40 minutes Single $975/year for unlimited use Personalized assessment & feedback; harm & risk reduction strategies; challenging expectancies; guided personal reflections journal; tailored information and links to each high school/communities programs and support services Yes Yes Pre/Post/extended Follow-up Phone/Email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Real-time Admin access, officials from subscribing schools obtain their school's usage, with statistical analysis & graphic presentations Yes Motivational Interviewing, Social Norms Feedback and Social Modeling research and theory N/A for high school version. Six controlled trials of the college version all show significant reductions in destructive drinking. See website
E-CHUG for Judicial Sanctions (College) San Diego State University Research Foundation Early Intervention for alcohol policy offenders and DUI/DWI programs Personalized & peer video feedback on drinking risk factors and harm reduction strategies, tailored to individual colleges and local communities Behavior change, reduce consumption, related risks and recidivism rates Youth alcohol related offenders Subscription required 30-40 minutes Single $1,120/year for unlimited use Personalized assessment & feedback; harm & risk reduction strategies; challenging expectancies; guided personal reflections journal; tailored information & links to each college/communities programs & support services Yes Yes Pre/Post/extended Follow-up Phone/Email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Real-time Admin access, officials from subscribing schools can view who completed, when they completed and student's responses to their 'personal reflections.' Campus usage with statistical analysis & graphics presentations also included Yes Motivational Interviewing, Social Norms Feedback and Social Modeling research and theory Six controlled trials of the college version all show significant reductions in destructive drinking. See website
AlcoholEdu for Sanctions Outside The Classroom, Inc. Online alcohol education and secondary prevention program designed as an intervention for students who have violated alcohol policies Provides science-based content, psychological and physiological effects of alcohol, suggestions on how to approach someone with a drinking problem, the dangers associated with binge drinking, measurements of a standard drink, BAC calculator, US and state laws, and additional resources An individualized intervention for students who have violated alcohol policies and helps reduce the risk of future harm Youth alcohol related offenders Subscription required 3 hours Multi Volume pricing based on number of courses requested Science-based content used to inform students and the basis for two knowledge tests to assess a student's learning gains, three surveys on drinking attitudes and behaviors, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), reflective journaling entries, and personalized feedback Yes Yes Pre-test and comprehensive final examination 24x7 student technical support Yes Yes Yes No Yes Provides evaluative outcomes data and matched-participant analysis over three surveys Yes Content is based on studies from NIAAA, university research, and core scientific findings from 1998-present Data from over 6,225 students who completed the program during the 2004-2005 academic year showed that the number of heavy-episodic drinkers decreased by 17% and problematic drinkers decreased by 22%
SexualAssaultEdu Outside The Classroom, Inc. Online primary prevention module that can be seamlessly integrated into AlcoholEdu for College Provides science-based content, clearly defined terminology, common misconceptions, role-playing scenarios, and journaling opportunities A population-level, primary prevention program designed to provide important prevention skills and strategies about the sexual assault issue and address alcohol's potential role College students Subscription required Depends on user experience NA Volume pricing based on first-year student population Proven prevention theories and educational strategies to help students understand all aspects of the sexual assault issue and alcohol's effect on relationships and the ability to give consent Yes Yes NA 24x7 student technical support Yes Yes Yes No Yes Built-in evaluation metrics that assess the program's impact Yes Content is based on university research and core scientific findings from 1998-present Program launch in the 2007-2008 academic year
AlcoholEdu for Parents Outside The Classroom, Inc. Online education for parents that can be purchased in addition to AlcoholEdu for College Provides science-based content, the importance of parental discussions about alcohol, tips for having discussions, an overview of the content presented in AlcoholEdu for College, helpful resources, and fact sheets on alcohol To support parental conversations about alcohol that will help shape the decisions students make in college surrounding alcohol use Parents Subscription required Depends on user experience NA Volume pricing based on first-year student population Program includes tips for parents on how to initiate parental discussions about alcohol, the importance of relaying expectations to students, and the vital role parents can play in their student's decisions about alcohol use. Parents can also view AlcoholEdu for College Yes Yes NA 24x7 student technical support NA Yes No No No NA Yes Content is based on studies from NIAAA, university research, and core scientific findings from 1998-present Program launch in the 2007-2008 academic year
Alcohol Innerview Outside The Classroom, Inc. Online, brief motivational intervention (BMI) tool for students who have violated alcohol policies Provides personalized comparative feedback regarding drinking experiences and tools and protective behaviors to make positive future decisions An intervention for students whose behavior has already caused negative consequences and helps reduce the risk of causing or experiencing further harm College students Direct access, no subscription required 15-20 minutes NA Free of charge Survey questions that help students identify influencers in their decisions regarding alcohol and personalized feedback that help students re-evaluate the way they use and view alcohol Yes Yes Survey to measure behaviors Support available Monday-Friday during normal business hours, EST Yes Yes No No Yes Students receive a copy of their results that can be shared with their counselor Yes Content is based on reseearch studies from EDC, NIAAA and others NA

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