Did change occur in protective behaviors?

Since beginning our interventional programs we have seen some progress in the adoption of protective behaviors. Particularly, we have seen increases in both the percentage of students who usually eat before drinking and in the percentage of students who use a designated driver.

Percentage of Undergrads Who Always or Usually Use Various Protective Behaviors, by Year

Usage of Protective Behaviors by Year

In addition to these specific protective behaviors, we have seen increases in protective behaviors for the heavy drinkers. The percentage of heavy drinkers who are using one or more protective behaviors increased steadily from 2000-20006 while the percentage of heavy drinkers using no protective behaviors decreased steadily from 2000-2006.

Among those who drank 5+ drinks last time partied

Usage of protective behaviors in extreme drinkers

2007 National Social Norms Conference