Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dr. Rivera reviews Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey data

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, is the principal investigator for an Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey that is being conducted in two parts. The first survey was a paper instrument sent to a random sample of Anchorage residents asking them about their awareness of underage drinking in the community. The second part of this study is an online only survey that is being conducted to supplement results of the paper survey. The results of both surveys will inform strategies designed to reduce underage drinking in Anchorage. A final report is anticipated by summer 2011.

This study is funded by Volunteers of America, Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol, through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).