Think Before You Drink Hilary Conrad, Casey Koertge, Clearetta Smith, Jon Woodward
Our Mission To increase knowledge about binge drinking and promote safe alcohol use among SIUE freshmen.
Target Population Our target population was freshmen students at SIUE.
Why SIUE Freshmen? According to the Core Survey, over 50% of college students that consume alcohol are under the age of 21.
Needs Assessment We surveyed 11 students from a freshmen seminar class on their knowledge regarding binge drinking.
Overview of Program We partnered with Andy King from Counseling Services. We implemented our program four times among freshmen seminar classes and we had a total of 61 participants. We used our first implementation as a pilot and made adjustments for our other three implementations based on our observations.
Activities • “Stand your ground” • Myth/Fact game • “What is a serving size?” • Goggles activity • Video
Objective 1a 85% of students who attend the “Think Before You Drink” program will be able to identify what binge drinking is at the end of the program. Pre test: 93% Post test: 98% Objective was met
Objective 1b At the end of the program, 75% of the students will be able to identify how many ounces of hard liquor is considered one drink. Pre test: 44% Post test: 87% Objective was met
Objective1c At the end of the program, 75% of the students will be able to identify the difference between myths and facts about binge drinking. Pre test: 38% Post test: 93% Objective was met
Objective 2a At the end of the program, 85% of the students will be able to identify 2 consequences associated with binge drinking. Pre test: 85% Post test: 100% Objective was met
Recommendations • Use resources outside of your campus partner • Communicate • Don’t make assumptions