Is alcohol and other substance use reduced when college students attend alcohol-free programs? Evidence from a measurement burst design before and …

Layland, E.K., Calhoun, B.H., Russell, M.A.
Prev Sci (2018).
Campus-led programming can create an alternative context free of alcohol and substances where students have choices to engage in social leisure and free time activities. Evidence from this study suggests that attending campus-led programs is linked with reductions in excessive drinking and substance use among college students, especially those under the legal drinking age, on days they attend. Future studies should further evaluate the effectiveness, challenges, and limits of alcohol-free programming as a prevention strategy.