April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Deann Jepsen, MS, gives some compelling commentary on what this month means and what we can do to make a lasting impression when it comes to alcohol awareness. Jepsen is particularly helpful in laying out statistics to help debunk some misconceptions about alcohol misuse and abuse. Much of his commentary can also be applied to college students because he talks a lot about the influence of underage drinking. Check out the full commentary here.
Just around the corner January 13-15 (next week!) is the 2011 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention & Intervention at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. We always love going to this conference because we get to connect with talented and dedicated people working in the area of AOD prevention and health promotion. We’re especially excited this year because we’ll be publicly unveiling the newest version of MyStudentBody (preview here), which will feature our all new Essentials Course. Additionally, the MyStudentBody team will be participating in some of the sessions and panels – check them out below.
January 13 – 6:00-7:45 p.m. in the Bayview Junior Ballroom: Emil Chiauzzi, Ph.D., Vice President of Product Strategy and a well-known researcher and published principal investigator on alcohol prevention, and Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D., Research Scientist will present a research poster titled, “A parent-based alcohol and other drug intervention for college students: Randomized controlled trial results”.
January 14 – 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Dr. Chiauzzi will participate in an afternoon plenary panel, “Choosing an online alcohol education program”.
January 14 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Salon F: Dr. Chiauzzi and Dr. Donovan will host a program session, “Health prevention programming at community colleges: results of two health studies”.
For more information about our involvement with NASPA please contact Holly Lyng at (617) 614-0415. You can also request a guest pass to see a preview of the new Essentials Course by going -> HERE.
We hope to see you in Miami!
2011 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention & Intervention Conference