National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s College Alcohol Intervention Matrix 1 of 5
Review of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (AIM) and practical application for professionals working in higher education to reduce high-risk drinking and associated harms.
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[00:00:01.180]I'm Ian Newman.
[00:00:02.470]I'm the Director of the Nebraska Prevention Center
[00:00:04.630]for Alcohol and Drug Abuse,
[00:00:06.350]which is the home of the Nebraska Collegiate Consortium
[00:00:08.880]to Reduce High-Risk Drinking,
[00:00:10.860]which is what your 26, 27 campuses are all members of.
[00:00:17.470]And the Consortium came into existence some years ago,
[00:00:23.610]2006, with 13 members, who agreed to come together
[00:00:29.340]and try to coordinate and share resources
[00:00:31.810]to try to reduce high-risk drinking on their campuses,
[00:00:36.010]and it has grown now to cover practically
[00:00:39.390]all of the students that are
[00:00:40.760]in higher education in Nebraska,
[00:00:43.030]and 27 of the campuses that are here.
[00:00:46.590]So it's through sharing on the sort information
[00:00:50.210]you bring from each of your campuses
[00:00:52.110]the questions you bring from each of your campuses
[00:00:55.270]and the opportunity to learn from outside people
[00:01:01.540]that we can manage to organize
[00:01:04.260]because we've come together that makes the Consortium work.
[00:01:08.860]And it also works because we've got top-notch staff.
[00:01:12.390]Many of you had contact with Megan Hopkins,
[00:01:14.380]who's sitting at the back.
[00:01:15.860]She's our project manager.
[00:01:17.810]She coordinates, saves me from embarrassing myself daily,
[00:01:24.053]and makes this thing work.
[00:01:25.360]So I'd like you to just acknowledge her role
[00:01:27.610]would you please?
[00:01:33.290]Also not here is my assistant, Michele Marsh.
[00:01:35.520]She's out in the hope that there might be somebody late,
[00:01:38.770]which usually in Nebraska, never happens.
[00:01:41.510]She also has been critical in the success
[00:01:44.650]of the things that we've done.
[00:01:46.660]And we wanna acknowledge Linda Major.
[00:01:49.690]Linda is a rock in this part of the state.
[00:01:52.420]In fact, I would say for this campus,
[00:01:54.590]around which all the alcohol turmoil over the years
[00:01:57.530]has circulated and she's always been there
[00:01:59.560]to help us out with insights, ideas, abilities
[00:02:03.710]to bring people together and to identify resources
[00:02:06.410]that we can bring.
[00:02:07.630]So she's always been involved in alcohol-related issues,
[00:02:11.690]even before she joined the University.
[00:02:13.910]She's a special assistant,
[00:02:15.160]or the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs,
[00:02:19.030]and you never see much of what she does,
[00:02:21.490]but wanna acknowledge it.
[00:02:22.570]Linda, thank you very much.
[00:02:30.960]The Consortium exists because
[00:02:33.520]it has a steady funding stream,
[00:02:37.730]and that enables us to do things like this.
[00:02:39.810]It enables us to analyze your survey data,
[00:02:42.640]to help you with surveys, to join in the teleconferences,
[00:02:47.080]to get Megan's assistance in identifying resources.
[00:02:51.300]And the reason we've been able to do that,
[00:02:53.580]is we've had this funding stream,
[00:02:54.850]from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
[00:02:57.770]The Consortium started with money that came
[00:03:00.450]from the US Department of Education
[00:03:02.630]and various programs.
[00:03:04.270]But as we worked through that the State,
[00:03:06.850]in the person of the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
[00:03:10.090]and their Director, Fred Zwonechek, has picked up
[00:03:13.071]the support for this entity.
[00:03:16.190]And a representative from Fred's office, Sim Reynolds,
[00:03:19.220]is here today, and we want also to thank
[00:03:21.320]Fred and his office, and Sim, for the guidance
[00:03:24.150]that they give us in running the Consortium.
[00:03:41.870]The Consortium as you know,
[00:03:43.240]has some fairly straightforward objectives.
[00:03:46.360]We want to assist member colleges,
[00:03:48.410]in cooperation with their local community coalitions
[00:03:51.830]to develop and implement, comprehensive environmental
[00:03:54.160]strategies and plans to reduce high-risk drinking.
[00:03:57.400]And we have some community people here today,
[00:03:59.660]from some of the communities in which the colleges
[00:04:01.610]are located, and that's hopefully an opportunity
[00:04:04.530]for you to get together and talk about
[00:04:06.500]in your local community, how you can work together.
[00:04:10.770]We're also interested in coordinating
[00:04:12.420]skill-building opportunities for higher education officials
[00:04:15.300]and community coalition members,
[00:04:17.060]which is what we're all about today.
[00:04:18.670]This is a unique opportunity to learn about
[00:04:23.200]the college alcohol intervention matrix.
[00:04:27.700]And we wanna facilitate dialogue among the campuses,
[00:04:31.320]'cause we've learnt that there's a great deal
[00:04:34.490]of expertise on each campus and unless we can find a way,
[00:04:37.500]to share it with each other,
[00:04:38.940]it's somewhat lost to the rest of us.
[00:04:41.330]So hopefully when we break, when we have lunch,
[00:04:44.090]we'll get a chance to meet with other people,
[00:04:46.130]and share ideas, ask questions,
[00:04:49.860]learn what you can from that.
[00:04:52.720]And we wanna serve as a vehicle linking
[00:04:56.420]what's going on in Nebraska with what's going on nationally.
[00:05:00.540]Each of us perhaps can't do that,
[00:05:02.200]but collectively through the coalition,
[00:05:04.290]the Consortium, we can do that.
[00:05:06.530]And so that's really the fourth purpose of the Consortium.
[00:05:13.870]So, if you didn't pick up one of the brochures,
[00:05:17.120]either on the prevention center,
[00:05:18.310]or on the collegiate Consortium,
[00:05:20.670]when you came in, please do so,
[00:05:23.450]when you take break, just to be reminded of the commonality
[00:05:26.207]of what we're trying to do.
[00:05:27.710]It's fairly simple.
[00:05:28.580]It's fairly straightforward,
[00:05:29.670]but in implementation, it is difficult.
[00:05:34.290]So today, let's talk about today real briefly.
[00:05:38.440]For those of you that are traveling or traveled
[00:05:41.180]and you need to get reimbursed,
[00:05:43.250]make sure that you see Megan,
[00:05:44.810]or you get the necessary papers to Megan,
[00:05:47.290]so we can get that reimbursement done.
[00:05:49.940]The other thing, I would remind you
[00:05:53.730]that there's an evaluation form
[00:05:56.640]that we would like to have filled out when you leave.
[00:06:01.920]So those two things are important.
[00:06:06.680]We will have lunch, at the appropriate time,
[00:06:09.530]in the area where you were just having your breakfast.
[00:06:13.660]The toilet's on the other side
[00:06:14.850]of that room if you need them.
[00:06:19.040]And our hope is that when you leave here this afternoon,
[00:06:23.300]you have a working knowledge
[00:06:25.220]of the college alcohol intervention model,
[00:06:29.460]and that with that knowledge, you have an idea
[00:06:33.930]of three things that you might like to initiate
[00:06:36.570]and think about doing on your campus in the short-term.
[00:06:40.440]And that when you leave here with that added knowledge
[00:06:42.420]and understanding of the potentials here,
[00:06:44.810]that you have four ideas of longer term things
[00:06:47.570]you might like to work on,
[00:06:49.570]in terms of reducing underage drinking
[00:06:53.020]or as we would call it,
[00:06:54.040]high-risk drinking on college campuses.
[00:06:59.050]So keep that in mind.
[00:07:02.630]So, the matrix that you're gonna learn about today,
[00:07:07.570]have a chance to talk with others about,
[00:07:09.490]have a chance to talk with people
[00:07:11.090]who were involved in developing the maintenance matrix,
[00:07:15.910]was developed for higher education officials
[00:07:18.670]particularly the alcohol and other drug program
[00:07:22.580]and student life staff, who seek to address the harms
[00:07:26.644]of underage drinking among students.
[00:07:30.560]And I would add to that, high-risk drinking among students.
[00:07:36.600]The college alcohol intervention model
[00:07:39.130]is intended to inform and guide officials
[00:07:44.060]as they choose interventions in their college communities.
[00:07:48.160]It represents the best thinking there is today,
[00:07:51.570]in terms of what will work.
[00:07:55.540]And therefore, it has great value.
[00:07:58.680]And we're really lucky because two of the people
[00:08:03.090]that were involved in two of the key teams
[00:08:05.850]developing this matrix are here.
[00:08:09.610]There were two strategic teams that developed the matrix.
[00:08:12.310]One dealt with environmental issues,
[00:08:15.340]which you've heard us talk about a lot,
[00:08:17.670]and the other with individual issues
[00:08:21.150]which most of you have to deal with on a daily basis.
[00:08:29.340]And Toben Nelson was involved in the environmental group.
[00:08:37.400]And Toben is an Associate Professor
[00:08:40.940]in the Division of Division of Epidemiology
[00:08:42.990]and Community Health at the University of Minnesota,
[00:08:45.550]School of Public Health.
[00:08:47.870]He has a doctorate in Public Health from Harvard
[00:08:50.800]and he's interested in the public policy dimensions
[00:08:53.470]of substance abuse, physical activity, obesity,
[00:08:57.290]highway safety and the impact of
[00:09:03.800]and participation in organized sports.
[00:09:06.830]So there's a variety of dimensions that he's looking
[00:09:09.840]at young people through, including drug education.
[00:09:14.150]And Toben is going to talk this morning about
[00:09:18.450]the matrix model from his perspective.
[00:09:20.280]I wanna introduce him now
[00:09:21.440]and I'm gonna introduce the other speaker now
[00:09:23.760]and then we can get to the program and we don't have
[00:09:25.790]to stop for interventions again.
[00:09:27.100]Toben, would you stand and be welcomed to Nebraska?
[00:09:38.170]Our second speaker is Jason Kilmer.
[00:09:40.020]He's been here before, and he's a clinical psychologist
[00:09:43.220]from the University of Washington.
[00:09:45.090]He's an Associate Professor in Psychiatry
[00:09:47.250]and Behavioral Sciences.
[00:09:49.340]He's also Assistant Director of Health and Wellness
[00:09:51.570]for alcohol and other drug and education programs
[00:09:53.980]in the Division of Student Life, Health and Wellness.
[00:09:59.450]And he works across campuses directly with students
[00:10:04.530]to increase student access to evidence-based approaches.
[00:10:09.830]And he's the second speaker,
[00:10:11.460]or the second of our two speakers,
[00:10:14.040]and he's worked on the individual level approaches
[00:10:18.860]and as you can tell, has significant experience
[00:10:22.520]and expertise in that area.
[00:10:24.470]Now when we break for break time,
[00:10:26.140]and when we break for lunch,
[00:10:27.550]I hope you'll take questions
[00:10:29.060]that you haven't been able to ask from the floor to them,
[00:10:31.800]and get all you can.
[00:10:32.660]We're paying them, so get all you can
[00:10:34.350]out of them, would you,
[00:10:36.403]while they're here?
[00:10:37.236]Make them earn their money.
[00:10:38.490]We don't want them going away
[00:10:39.550]with they're not having answered any of our questions.
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