Faculty and staff at NDSU conduct regular research related to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. See below for a list of reports, publications and presentations.
NDSU Employer Studies
Studies conducted regarding the frequency with which employers of NDSU graduates conduct criminal background checks on prospective employees, including scrutiny of alcohol-related arrests and citations.
NDSU Athletic Participant Survey
Study examined athlete drinking behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs related to alcohol use and sport participation among Club, Intramural, and NCAA participants.
NDSU High Risk Drinking Climate Study
Study qualitatively assessed the climate regarding high-risk drinking among students at NDSU and how it has changed from 2000 to 2012.
Before One More Media Campaign Study
Study examined students' level of exposure to the Before One More harm reduction media campaign, retention of knowledge provided by the campaign, and both intended and actual changes in behavior resulting from exposure.
21st Birthday Studies
As part of a NIH/NIAAA Rapid Response Grant, several studies were conducted examining 21st birthday drinking, including effectiveness of personalized normative feedback, birthday cards, and letters to parents in moderating 21st birthday drinking.
21st Birthday Parent Letter Study (in progress)
See publications list below for results of prior studies. Additional results available upon request.
LIVE REAL Mentor Training Program
Study assessed the effectiveness of the LIVE REAL Mentor program in attaining the stated outcomes of increasing participant knowledge regarding effects of high-risk AOD use, appropriate use of referrals, and how to communicate a message that promotes wellness and safety.
Parental Notification Policy Study
Study assessed parent responses to the current practice of parental notification of alcohol or drug-related violations involving NDSU students under the age of 21 to determine the impact of the policy.
Medical Amnesty Policy Study
Study tested the impact of a medical amnesty policy and on-line educational video on students' self-reported likelihood to seek help in an alcohol-related medical emergency.
Late-Night Programming Studies
Club NDSU study examined the efficacy of late-night, alcohol-free campus programming in preventing alcohol-related arrests and violations of university policy. Additionally, both studies assessed student perceptions and attitudes toward late-night, alcohol-free programming.
First-Year Student Interventions
Study evaluated the efficacy of a computerized, freshmen-specific personalized normative feedback intervention on reducing alcohol consumption among high-risk drinking freshmen.
Tailgating Policy Study
Study evaluated change in drinking behaviors and perceptions of student drinking following change in tailgating policy from alcohol-free tailgating to alcohol-permitted tailgating.
CORE Drug and Alcohol Survey
The CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey was developed to measure alcohol and other drug usage and has been administered at in the Fall of 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012.
Faculty/Staff AOD Survey
The survey assessed faculty and staff perceptions of alcohol and other drug use and problems on the NDSU campus, awareness of policy and policy enforcement, support for programming efforts to combat alcohol and other drug problems, awareness of university assessment efforts, and faculty and staff’s perceived ability to identify students who are experiencing a problem and refer them for help.
Beseler Thompson, E., Heley, F., Oster-Aaland, L., Crawford, E. C., & Stastny, S. N. (2013). The impact of a student-driven social marketing campaign on college student alcohol-related beliefs and behaviors. Social Marketing Quarterly.
Beseler Thompson, E., Hall, T., & Eighmy, M. (2013). Parental notification of alcohol or drug-related violations: Parents' perceptions and reactions to the practice. Journal of College and University Student Housing.
Oster-Aaland, L., Thompson, K., & Eighmy, M. (2011). The impact of a medical amnesty policy and on-line educational video on college students’ likelihood of seeking help in the presence of alcohol poisoning symptoms. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 48(2), 147-164.
Beseler Thompson, E. & Oster-Aaland, L. (2011). Your degree isn’t the only thing that matters: The impact of alcohol-related violations on students’ employability. NetResults: Critical Issues for Student Affairs Practitioners, July 13, 2011.
Lewis, M. A., Lindren, K. P., Fossos, N., Neighbors, C. & Oster-Aaland (2009). Examining the relationship between typical drinking behavior and 21st birthday drinking behavior: Implications for event-specific prevention. Addiction, 104, 704-767.
Oster-Aaland, L., Lewis, M.A., Neighbors, C., Vangsness, J. & Larimer, M. (2009). Alcohol poisoning among college students turning 21: Do they recognize the symptoms and how do they help? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement 16, 122-130.
Lewis, M.A., Neighbors, C., Lee, C.M., & Oster-Aaland, L. (2008). 21st birthday celebratory drinking: Evaluation of a personalized normative feedback card intervention. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22(2), 176-185.
Lewis, M. A., Neighbors, C., Oster-Aaland, L., Kirkeby, B., & Larimer, M. E. (2007). Indicated prevention for incoming college freshmen: Personalized feedback and high risk drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2495-2508.
Oster-Aaland, L., & Eighmy, M. (2007). Medical amnesty policies: Research is needed. NASPA Journal, 44(4), 715-727.
Oster-Aaland, L., & Neighbors, C. (2007). The impact of a tailgating policy on students’ drinking behavior and perceptions. Journal of American College Health, 56(3), 281-284.
Neighbors, C., Oster-Aaland, L, Bergstrom, R.L., & Lewis, M.A. (2006). Event-and context-specific normative misperceptions and high risk drinking: 21st birthday celebrations and football tailgating. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 282-289.
Neighbors, C. Spieker, C.J., Oster-Aaland, L., Lewis, M. A., & Bergstrom, R.L. (2005). Celebration intoxication: An evaluation of 21st birthday alcohol consumption. Journal of American College Health, 54(2), 76-80.
Beseler Thompson, E. & Oster-Aaland, L. (March, 2014). Influences on students'' 21st birthday drinking behaviors: Parents, bartenders, friends, and traditions. Presentation at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Alcohol Abuse and Other Drug Abuse Prevention & Intervention Conference: Baltimore, MD.
Oster-Aaland, L. (2013). Amnesty or Education? Promoting helping behavior among students in alcohol emergencies. Webinar presentation for the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention: Illinois.
Oster-Aaland, L. (2013). Environmental Strategies to Address High-Risk Drinking Events. Webinar presentation for the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention: Illinois.
Beseler Thompson, E. (October, 2012). We told your parents you got busted! What will they do now? Presentation at the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center Program Sharing Conference: St. Cloud, MN.
Vangsness Frisch, J. & Beseler Thompson, E. (October, 2012). Lessons on and off the field: Prevention strategies geared toward student-athletes. Presentation at the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center Program Sharing Conference: St. Cloud, MN.
Oster-Aaland, L. (2011) Amnesty or Education? Promotion helping behavior among students in alcohol emergencies. Invited webinar presentation for The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.
Oster-Aaland, L. (March, 2011). Promoting helping behavior among students in alcohol emergencies. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators: Philadelphia, PA.
Beseler Thompson, E. & Vangsness Frisch, J. (January, 2011). Lessons on and off the field: Prevention strategies geared toward student-athletes. Presentation at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Alcohol Abuse and Other Drug Abuse Prevention & Intervention Conference: Miami, FL.
Oster-Aaland, L. & Eighmy, M. (December, 2010). Impact of a medical amnesty policy and an educational video on college students’ intentions to seek help in the presence of alcohol poisoning symptoms. Poster presentation at the Alcohol Policy 15 Conference: Washington, D.C.
Beseler Thompson, E. (October, 2010). We told your parents you got busted! What will they think and do now? Presentation at the Department of Education Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education: National Harbor, MD.
Oster-Aaland, L. & Vangsness J. (March, 2009). Reducing the risk of 21st birthday drinking: Research results and recommendations. Presentation at the annual meeting of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators: Seattle, WA.
Vangsness J. & Oster-Aaland, L. (March, 2009). Assessing the effectiveness of late-night programming through direct and indirect measures. Presentation at the annual meeting of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators: Seattle, WA.
Oster-Aaland, L. (October, 2007). Freshman alcohol abuse prevention project: Correcting misperceptions through personalized normative feedback. Presentation at the Department of Education 21st Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education: Omaha, NE.
Oster-Aaland, L., Kirkeby, B. S., Lewis, M. A., Neighbors, C., & Larimer, M. E. (July, 2007). Responding to high risk drinking at NDSU: Freshman alcohol prevention project. Symposia presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism: Chicago, IL.