Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Preventure intervention using motivational interviewing strategies and cognitive behavioral skills training, that is tailored to one of the four personality profiles. It focuses on changing coping strategies rather than substance use specifically. The intervention involved two 90-minute group sessions, carried out at the participants’ schools, during school hours. Group-sessions were supported by student manuals, in which thoughts and exercises could be logged.

Study Results: Decreased alcohol consumption.

Reference: Lammers, J., Goossens, F., Conrod, P., Engels, R., Wiers, R. W., & Kleinjan, M. (2017). Effectiveness of a selective alcohol prevention program targeting personality risk factors: Results of interaction analyses. Addictive Behaviors, 71, 82–88.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good