Drug and Alcohol Prevention for College Athletes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R44DA023735-02A2
Agency Tracking Number: R44DA023735
Amount: $1,638,750.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDA
Solicitation Number: PA14-077
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-31
Small Business Information
3 WENCHELSA CT, Greensboro, NC, 27410-3543
DUNS: 621567259
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (919) 368-2781
Business Contact
Phone: (336) 324-1391
Email: dlwyrick@uncg.edu
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant College student athletes are at increased risk of heavy alcohol use smokeless tobacco use and the use of performance enhancing substances as compared to non athlete college students Despite recent research underscoring the need for athlete tailored interventions there are no evidence based options for the prevention of substance use among college student athletes that take into account their unique patterns and motivations for use This void leaves colleges with few easy to use effective and economical options for meeting the needs of their student athletes and the minimum drug education requirements set by their governing organizations The broad aim of the proposed study is to use the innovative Multiphase Optimization Strategy MOST Collins et al to develop a highly effective Internet delivered program myPlaybook for the prevention of substance use among college student athletes The MOST approach is a systematic method for making decisions about program development and adaptation that are based on the performance of individual program components The five core lessons of myPlaybook will undergo two rounds of randomized experimentation and targeted revision At the conclusion of the second round the newly optimized version of myPlaybook will be assembled and evaluated in large scale Randomized Controlled Trial RCT This andquot betaandquot version of myPlaybook will be compared to an Internet based college alcohol intervention with proven effectiveness with general college students College Alc Bersamin et al Paschall andamp Antin Paschall et al This approach will allow us to develop an intervention that is optimized for considerable impact on substance use outcomes and demonstrate the need for interventions specifically adapted for college student athletes The proposed research will be among the first demonstrations of the MOST approach for building and evaluating behavioral interventions with greatly enhanced public health impact This project has the potential to contribute to the health and safety of the more than college student athletes in the US A contribution to the science of prevention will be made by demonstrating an innovative approach for the development and revision of behavioral interventions that focuses on achieving both statistical significance and optimizing public health impact

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