Personality Targeted Prevention to Reduce Alcohol Use and Harm
Mar 23, 2017
Drug and Alcohol Research Connections recently published an article titled "Personality-targeted prevention to reduce alcohol use and related harms among 'high-risk' adolescents." The article describes a research project that assessed the impact of a prevention program called "Preventure" which targets specific personality types associated with high risk substance use. This study followed 478 students with some receiving the "Preventure" intervention, while the control group received regular health education. The study found that the high-risk students who received the "Preventure" intervention had reduced uptake of alcohol consumption and binge drinking, as well as reduced alcohol related harms.