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Drug and Alcohol Prevention for College Athletes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85516
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA023735
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PREVENTION STRATEGIES, LLC
3 WENCHELSA CT GREENSBORO, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Drug and Alcohol Prevention for College Athletes
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DA023735-01
Award Amount: $186,871.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application proposes the development and feasibility testing of an interactive, web-based drug and alcohol prevention program for college student-athletes. There is a serious need for easily accessible and effectiv e drug and alcohol prevention for this high-risk group. In general, college student-athletes are considered to be at greater risk for abusing alcohol, smokeless tobacco, anabolic steroids, marijuana, and amphetamines as compared to their non-athlete peers; and this use is associated with a myriad of negative consequences. Additionally, research over the past 10 years has identified unique patterns of use and motivations for use that require special consideration when targeting college student-athletes. The broad aim of this SBIR project is to use existing theory, research, and instructional technology to develop an innovative web-based drug and alcohol prevention program that will meet the drug education requirements of college athletic departments and be re levant to student-athletes. Evidence-based mediators will be targeted within the context of intercollegiate sports with the goal of reducing substance abuse and related consequences among student-athletes and improving the safety and well-being of other st udents on campus. Phase I will involve focus group research to determine the content and structure of the program, development of one web-based session, pilot testing of the prototype session with college student-athletes and athletic department staff, ref inement of the prototype session, and development of a detailed outline of the final 8-session program. These Phase I tasks will be completed to demonstrate commercial and technical feasibility, as well as lay the ground work for full development and evalu ation of the program in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Melodie D. Fearnowkenney
8047463607
MDFEARNO@UNCG.EDU

Business Contact:

Nancy Brereton
dlwyrick@uncg.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

PREVENTION STRATEGIES, LLC
PREVENTION STRATEGIES, LLC 3 WENCHELSA CT GREENSBORO, NC 27410

EIN/Tax ID: 162156725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No