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This guide presents detailed descriptions of potentially effective approaches to preventing impaired driving by college students due to alcohol abuse. Chapter 1 provides an overview of alcohol-impaired driving and discusses changes in public attitudes, the scope of the problem, involvement of teens and young adults, and the challenge of reaching college students. Chapter 2, on increasing awareness, discusses typical awareness messages, national awareness programs (Students Against Driving Drunk and Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students (BACCHUS)), and designing awareness messages for young adults. A chapter on alternative transportation programs reviews the designated driver program and safe ride programs. Next, a review of responsible beverage service programs includes the Training for Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol (TIPS) program, and the Stanford Community Responsible Hospitality Project. Deterrence strategies to prevent alcohol-impaired driving are discussed in the fifth chapter and include use of sobriety checkpoints, controlling student access to alcohol, and school-imposed penalties. The final chapter is a call for public action. Appendices provide a Risk Assessment Form from the Stanford project, sources of other information and resources, and a list of publications. (MAH)

Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Antisocial Behavior, Drinking, Driving While Intoxicated, Higher Education, Information Services, Information Sources, Self Destructive Behavior, Technical Assistance

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Author: DeJong, William


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