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Psychology

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Utah State University

1981

Alcohol consumption

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A Peer-Managed Self-Control Program For Reduction Of Alcohol Consumption In High School Students, Richard A. Carpenter May 1981

A Peer-Managed Self-Control Program For Reduction Of Alcohol Consumption In High School Students, Richard A. Carpenter

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Three treatments designed to reduce the consumption of alcohol by native American high school students were assessed and compared. Selfreferred and staff-referred clients were randomly assigned to three treatment groups: (1) alcohol education and a peer-assisted selfcontrol procedure, (2) a peer-assisted self-control procedure, and (3) a self-monitoring only procedure. All three treatments were conducted by trained peer counselors for 14 weeks. The alcohol education and peer-assisted self-control and the peer-assisted self-control demonstrated reductions in peak blood alcohol concentration, frequency of drinking incidents, and alcohol consumption. The self-monitoring only group demonstrated changes only in frequency of drinking incidents. No significant differences ...