CHOICES About Alcohol and the Higher Standards of Sigma Chi
Choices is an innovative alcohol abuse prevention program for college students that was written by Alan Marlatt and George Parks of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington and published by The Change Companies. The program is based upon 20 years of research funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and has been recognized as the most effective approach to alcohol abuse prevention for college students.
Following initial positive implementation of the CHOICES program by the Sigma Chi chapter at the University of Idaho, Sigma Chi Headquarters teamed up with the program authors to tailor the program specifically to Sigma Chi.
The program uses a harm reduction approach to educate students about the risks associated with excessive alcohol use while engaging them in a self reflective and group discussion process to evaluate ways they can socialize while reducing their exposure to harm as a result of high-risk drinking. The program also challenges Sigma Chis to integrate the standards of Sigma Chi into their personal decisions about alcohol use.
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