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Substance Abuse Prevention

Grants awarded since 1990 for substance abuse research and prevention efforts



$819,425 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism College Facilitation for Alcohol Problems" (Fran Cohen, Bill Zwiak)




$819,000 “Environmental Methods with Greek and Town Coalitions” (Fran Cohen)








$3.5 million from the Dept. of Health and Human Services' National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for researchers to develop a program that demonstrates how college administrative efforts, such as alcohol policy changes, are more effective when environmental management approaches are also taken within the community.

$2.1 million from NIAAA for "Alcohol Early Intervention for Freshmen," the first combined test of two approaches that have demonstrated independent success at other universities; student-based and parent-based interventions.







$211,850 from the U.S. Dept. of Education for a project entitled "Interactive Social Norms Correction for First-Year Students." The project uses a mandatory course for all incoming first-year students, known as URI 101, as an outlet for social norms misperception corrections. The grant was awarded to the University’s Office of Student Life - Substance Abuse Prevention Services in cooperation with The Health Promotion Partnership Alcohol Team (Ateam) and University College.





$1.4 million four-year grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for URI researchers to reduce binge-drinking among at-risk students. The award recognizes URI’s unique ability to link research with ongoing prevention efforts.








$350,000 five-year College of Alcohol Project grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to reduce heavy drinking among college students.

$30,000 three-year NCAA "Choices" grant is awarded. URI is one of only 10 colleges across the nation to be awarded such a grant, which supports substance abuse prevention efforts.

$78,000 two-year grant from the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation to study alcohol abuse during the transition into college.





$65,000 two-and-a-half year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the "Next Steps" program to prevent substance abuse and violence. The grant funded many of the Same Planet, Different World programs.





$10,540 two-year grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) "Choices" grant for development of alcohol education programs around athletic activities. URI is one of only 15 colleges to receive such a grant.




$98,000 two-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, a division of the U.S. Department of Education, to improve campus substance abuse prevention efforts.
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