Screening services for alcohol misuse and abuse at four-year colleges in the U.S. Article

Lenk, KM, Erickson, DJ, Winters, KC et al. (2012). Screening services for alcohol misuse and abuse at four-year colleges in the U.S. . 43(3), 352-358. 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.01.001

cited authors

  • Lenk, KM; Erickson, DJ; Winters, KC; Nelson, TF; Toomey, TL

fiu authors

abstract

  • We examine the prevalence of screening for student alcohol misuse/abuse among 333 U.S. colleges via a survey of campus leaders. We also use latent class modeling to identify classes of colleges based on screening practices. We found that most colleges conduct screening after a student is involved in an alcohol-related incident, and about 50% of colleges screen students at regular health care visits. Legal, health care, and housing staff are trained in screening at nearly all colleges; other key personnel were trained at about one third of colleges. We identified four classes of colleges: 62% of colleges fit in a class that had many screening components in place, 9% in a class with very limited services, and the remainder (29%) fit in 2 middle classes. Although most colleges had many alcohol misuse/abuse screening components in place, more than one third show need for improvement in how, where, and when screening is conducted. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

publication date

  • October 1, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 352

end page

  • 358

volume

  • 43

issue

  • 3