Social Norms Information for Alcohol Misuse in University and College Students

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: December 2015

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that social norms interventions to prevent alcohol misuse in college students have no substantial benefits. These interventions include giving students web-based, face‐to‐face, and mailed feedback, as well as implementing general social norms marketing campaigns on college campuses. Though researchers found that the interventions have a small effect on how much students drink, they concluded that the effect sizes are too small to be relevant.

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Foxcroft, D.R., Moreira, M.T., Almeida Santimano, N.M.L. & Smith, L.A. (2015). Social norms information for alcohol misuse in university and college students. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015 (12). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006748.pub4.