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3rd Annual CSU Alcohol Education Conference to Start April 22nd
(April 20, 2004)—Lesley Sacher, an addictions treatment expert involved in prevention and education, and Joel W. Grube, a researcher on factors influencing drinking among young adults, will deliver keynote addresses for the CSU’s Third Annual Alcohol Education Conference, April 22 and 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach.
Panels will include presentations on the evaluation of alcohol prevention programs, alcohol education curriculum, social norms marketing, counseling programs, marijuana prevention, alcohol promotions on campus, the sober driver initiative, partnering with community agencies for alcohol prevention, and the role of law enforcement, community organizing and media advocacy in alcohol prevention.
“Student alcohol abuse is the number one problem on university campuses nationwide,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “This conference will offer new perspectives for the continued development of campus alcohol prevention policies, programs and procedures.”
The annual conference is part of the education and prevention programs of the CSU’s comprehensive systemwide alcohol policy, adopted by the Trustees in 2001, to curb student alcohol abuse. Panelists include CSU representatives, students, and experts from alcohol prevention agencies.
Since the alcohol policy was implemented, the CSU has achieved a number of concrete results including a 5 to 10 percent reduction in alcohol abuse, a 20 to 25 percent reduction in the number of alcohol-related judicial cases, and a 20 to 30 percent reduction in driving-under-the-influence occurrences.
The CSU systemwide policy calls for more education and paid training
for those who provide alcohol education, intervention and treatment for
students, limits on alcohol vendor advertising, data gathering and regular
reviews of CSU alcohol policies, collaborative efforts between campuses
and communities, and partnerships with local law enforcement.
Last Updated: April 20, 2004