The country’s first interactive website to help students cut down on alcohol has launched at Leeds. If successful, it could be rolled out across the UK and beyond.
The e-UNICAL project will use tailored online feedback based on reported alcohol consumption to help students make informed decisions about their drinking. It aims to reduce consumption by ten per cent in two years, following feedback from the UNIQOLL student experience survey which showed that, in common with all young adults, some students had a high intake of alcohol.
“There’s growing interest in the health professions in using online resources to change the way people behave,” said principal investigator and project manager Bridgette Bewick from the psychological therapies research centre. “The widespread availability of low-cost IT makes the internet a great potential source for instigating change.”
Claire Jones | alfa
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