MODERATING BINGE DRINKING - IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR IF YOU PLAN IT IN ADVANCE

Citation
V. Murgraff et al., MODERATING BINGE DRINKING - IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR IF YOU PLAN IT IN ADVANCE, Alcohol and alcoholism, 31(6), 1996, pp. 577-582
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Substance Abuse
Journal title
ISSN journal
0735-0414
Volume
31
Issue
6
Year of publication
1996
Pages
577 - 582
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(1996)31:6<577:MBD-II>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Recent theories of enactment suggest that behaviour change is increase d by planning how, where, and when to execute a behavioural response. Drawing on these theories, a brief planning intervention was designed and its effectiveness compared to an information-based health promotio n programme (control). All participants were given information about t he safe limits per drinking occasion and the adverse consequences of b inge drinking, and were asked to drink within the safe limits in order to avoid these consequences. In addition, participants in the plannin g intervention group received an option menu of possible responses for refusing a drink, asked to choose one strategy and specify a time and place in which the chosen strategy would be implemented. The planning intervention group did not differ from the control group on reported likelihood of future binge drinking, nor on levels of past drinking, a ge and gender. At a 2-week follow-up, members of the planning interven tion group reported lower drinking frequency than controls. The implic ations of prior planning for interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-r elated harm are discussed.