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Modifying College Drinking Through Online Program

A national organization promoting responsible drinking is testing a web-based alcohol consumption tool for college-aged groups.  It was one topic for discussion at the state’s first Campus Safety Summit last week in Richmond.


On line responsible drinking program being piloted across the U.S.

The Failsafe on-line program is designed to help student leaders shape group behavior around alcohol consumption.  The website tool is being piloted at ten schools across the U.S. this fall. 

Kentucky university officials got a briefing at Eastern Kentucky University last week.  Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s Maureen Dalbec says alcohol abstinence is not the goal.  “It is about responsible consumption and it is about engaging the students themselves in making the change and changing the culture of drinking on their campuses,” said Dalbec.

Dalbec says the idea is to work within existing groups such as fraternities, sororities, and club sports teams.  A national launch of the Failsafe program is planned for the fall of 2017.​

Copyright 2016 WEKU

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.
Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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