Interventions designed to reduce alcohol use among fraternity members are just as effective as not intervening at all, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The researchers analyzed 25 years of research involving 6,000 college students and 21 different intervention programs. They found no significant difference between students who received an intervention and those who did not, in terms of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.
“Reducing alcohol consumption and problems among fraternity members will require a different strategy relative to their college drinking peers,” said Lori Scott-Sheldon, lead researcher for the study and an associate professor of psychology at Brown University. “Additional research is needed to determine the best approach to reduce alcohol misuse among members of Greek letter organizations.”
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