Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Event-Level Analysis of Expectancies, Alcohol Use, and Consequences

Research has documented that negative alcohol-related events can promote changes to drinking behavior, motivations for change, and cognitions related to drinking among young adults and college students. This study aimed to understand how self-change might occur among young adult college students as a result of experienced negative consequences. The factors related to self-change are important for understanding the maintenance and fluctuations of high-risk drinking and may ultimately help inform interventions targeted to drinkers who are at risk for consequences but are not seeking intervention or treatment.


Christine Lee, PhD PI (UW Psychiatry)
Barbara C. Leigh, PhD, MPH Co-PI (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Grant #: <1R01AA016979-01A2
USD: $391,432
Start: April 1, 2010
End: March 31, 2014
Status: completed

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