Prevention of heavy drinking and associated negative consequences among mandated and voluntary college students

Kim Fromme, William Corbin

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The Lifestyle Management Class (LMC) was evaluated as a universal and targeted alcohol prevention program among voluntary and mandated college students. The relative efficacy of peer- and professionalled group interventions was also tested in this randomized, controlled design. LMC participants showed decreases in driving after drinking relative to control participants. Changes in heavy drinking varied as a function of treatment condition, readiness to change, and gender, with a trend toward larger decreases among voluntary LMC participants high in readiness to change and a comparable though nonsignificant advantage for male LMC participants in the mandated sample. The LMC was comparably effective for mandated and voluntary students, with no clear advantage for peer- or professional-led groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1049
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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