Campus-Based Interventions

Sherbrooke, Canada,

Drinking in excess is a long-standing ritual that many students see as an integral part of the postsecondary experience. It is also a significant public health problem that affects students’ lives, including social, academic, legal and health issues. 

A Novel Text Message-Based Motivational Interviewing Intervention for College Students Who Smoke Cigarettes

Jorayeva A., et al. (2017). A novel text message-based motivational interviewing intervention for college students who smoke cigarettes. Tob. Prev. Cessation;3(November):129 DOI:
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Cognitive Complexity of Clients and Counsellors during Motivation-Based Treatment for Smoking Cessation

Conway LG, Harris KJ, Catley D, et al Cognitive complexity of clients and counsellors during motivation-based treatment for smoking cessation: an observational study on occasional smokers in a US college sample BMJ Open 2017;7:e015849. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015849
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Objective: Motivational interviewing (MI) is a widely used and promising treatment approach for aiding in smoking cessation. The present observational study adds to other recent research on why and when MI works by investigating a new potential mechanism: integrative complexity.

The Internet and Alcoholism

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The prevalence of binge drinking is highest amongst 18- to 24-year-olds. In the United States around 1,800 college students die from unintentional alcohol-related injuries each year. Given the growth of the Internet in the last twenty years or so, online intervention programmes can provide added benefits compared to traditional methods of health promotion.