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Alcohol Literacy Challenge

About This Resource

Alcohol Literacy Challenge is a universal intervention for high school students and college students. In a single 60 to 90 minute group session, the intervention provides information about standard drinks, the range of alcohol expectancies, the difference between pharmacological effects and placebo effects, and efforts by alcohol companies to portray positive alcohol expectancies in advertisements. Part of the lesson involves watching video clips of commercials advertising alcohol. Students deconstruct the advertisements, identifying the positive alcohol expectancies conveyed and discussing the contradictions between those expectancies and alcohol's pharmacological and behavioral effects. In the high school version of ALC, students also divide into teams and assess the alcohol effects portrayed in alcohol-related video clips, earning points for correct answers. (Source)


Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

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Washington State Institute for Public Policy Registry

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Cost Information

Link: https://alcoholliteracychallenge...

Who This Resource Is For


  • Marijuana Use Prevention
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any