Research serves as the cornerstone of our program development as well as our personalized feedback. All of the eCHECKUP TO GO programs were designed and are updated with the most current research available.
Fifteen (15) outcome studies—10 published in peer-reviewed journals and 5 presented at professional conferences— conducted across various campus communities consistently demonstrate that the eCHECKUP TO GO (e-CHUG) significantly reduces students’ drinking and risk-taking behaviors.
Seven (7) studies demonstrate the program’s efficacy with the general freshman population and at the population level (Hustad, Barnett, Borsari, & Jackson, in 2010; Doumas, Kane, Navarro, & Roman, 2011; Doumas & Anderson, 2009; Lane & Schmidt, 2007; Wilson, Henry & Lange, 2005; Steiner, Woodall & Yeagley, 2005; Henry, Lange & Wilson, 2004)
Two (2) studies demonstrate reductions in alcohol use and related harms, and improvement in retention rates and GPA when the eCHECKUP TO GO is integrated with 3rd Millennium Classroom’s knowledge-based curriculum (Lane & Schmidt, 2007; Salafsky, Moll & Glider, 2007)
Three (3) studies demonstrate significant improvements in outcomes when the eCHECKUP TO GO is added to existing alcohol education programs (Lane & Schmidt, 2007; Wilson, Henry & Lange, 2005; Henry, Lange & Wilson, 2004)
Two (2) studies show the efficacy of the eCHECKUP TO GO as a stand-alone intervention (Walters, Vader & Harris, 2007; Steiner, Woodall & Yeagley, 2005)
Four (4) studies demonstrate the efficacy of the eCHECKUP TO GO as a part of a judicial mandate (Alfonso, Hall & Dunn, 2012; Doumas, Workman, Navarro & Smith, 2011; Doumas, Workman, Smith & Navarro, 2011; Salafsky, Moll & Glider, 2007)
Two (2) studies show the efficacy of the eCHECKUP TO GO with heavy drinkers (Walters, Vader, Harris, Field & Jouriles, 2009; Walters, Vader & Harris, 2007)
One (1) study shows the eCHECKUP TO GO's efficacy reducing heavy drinking in first year intercollegiate athletes (Doumas, Haustveit & Coll, 2010)
A recent study at Cornell University (2009) concluded:
“Alcohol knowledge alone was insufficient to mitigate alcohol-related high-risk behaviors...the pervasive result across a variety of behavioral outcomes was the finding that there was no significant difference between AlcoholEdu and control groups.” They also stated that AlcoholEdu—the educational-only program—“did not appear to significantly affect many of the targeted behavioral outcomes,” (Croom, et al., 2009).
The drinking cultures of high-risk populations including freshmen, athletes, and Greek members require an intervention that goes beyond education. The integration of the eCHECKUP TO GO’s evidence-based personalized intervention into 3rd Millennium Classroom’s interactive alcohol education curriculum shows great promise.