Peer Education: Supporting Lower-risk College Students Before the Risk Is High

The Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Assistance program at Kennesaw State University (north of Atlanta) is on a prevention mission: to find and support the 20 percent of under-the-radar college freshmen who aren’t quite at high risk for drug usage but aren’t exactly low risk, either. By offering a “prehab” session and questionnaire within freshman seminar courses, trained lecturers who are students themselves hope to help first-year college students make better decisions about substance use before it’s too late.

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“This is where we’re finding people who are low risk and intervening before they habituate, before the behavior,” says Patrick Moore, a licensed professional counselor who worked with KSU’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at the time of this interview.

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