Study: Alcohol Intervention Not Effective with Fraternity Members

The study examined the success rates of alcohol intervention programs on students in fraternities.

A new study shows that alcohol intervention programs do not have as big of an impact on fraternity members as the rest of the student population.

The study, published May 19 in Healthy Psychology, used data from 15 smaller studies to test the effect of 21 different alcohol interventions.

“The interventions included such things as education about alcohol, personalized feedback on alcohol use and strategies to reduce drinking, such as alternating alcohol with water,” lead author Lori Scott-Sheldon told NBC News.

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Scott-Sheldon, an associate professor at Brown University Medical School and a senior scientist at the Miriam Hospital, says her team was surprised by the study’s findings and suggested more buy in from Greek leaders could help solve the problem.

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors did not immediately comment on the study but a spokesman says it will at a later date.

Campus Safety has reported on numerous alcohol-related deaths involving fraternities this past year.

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