Preventive Alcohol Interventions Based on a Stages of Acquisition Model
Author: Werch, Chudley E.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 25, Number 3, May 2001 , pp. 206-216(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To examine the promise and pitfalls of using multi-component motivational stages framework for tailoring alcohol prevention programs. Methods: Review empirical research examining intra-drug-use stages of acquisition and testing the efficacy of stage-tailored interventions. Results: Seven cross-sectional studies suggest that youth exist within a range of stages of alcohol acquisition. Five randomized trials showed that stage-based preventive interventions resulted in significant alcohol reductions. Conclusions: Recommendations for future stage-related prevention research and practice are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Center for Drug Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health Science, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.
Publication date: May 1, 2001
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