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College Students Prefer Face-to-Face Alcohol Prevention Interventions

College students are interested in alcohol consumption interventions via mobile applications (apps), such as apps that feature blood alcohol concentration, alcohol and health facts, and alcoholic drink tracking capabilities, according to “Integrating mHealth Mobile Applications to Reduce High Risk Drinking Among Underage Students.” Despite the promise of apps’ value as an intervention tool, students currently still prefer face-to-face interventions. Authors Donna M. Kazemi, Allyson R. Cochran, John F. Kelly, Judith B. Cornelius, and Catherine Belk analyzed college students’ views toward using mobile technology as interventions to curb the rates of risky underage drinking. The Health Education Journal featured the study’s findings in its May 2014 issue. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded this research.

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