Protective behavioral strategies as a mechanism for reducing high-risk drinking among college students


Protective behavioral strategies (PBS) are cognitive-behavioral strategies that can beused to reduce high-risk drinking and related negative consequences. Such strategies maybe useful to include in intervention efforts targeted at college students, who have beenidentified as a population at-risk for dangerous alcohol consumption. The purposes of thischapter are therefore to (a) review the research on college student alcohol use, (b) addressexisting research findings on the relationship between PBS and college student drinking,(c) discuss ways in which PBS have been incorporated into clinical interventions, and (d)provide recommendations for future research and clinical efforts in the area. © 2010 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Social Drinking: Uses, Abuses and Psychological Factors

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