Add brief advice to discipline for heavy drinking college students

Terlecki M.A., Larimer M.E., Copeland A.L. ‘Clinical outcomes of a brief motivational intervention for heavy drinking mandated college students: a pilot study’. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs: 2010, 71(1), p. 54–60.

Is being caught and disciplined all it takes to get heavy drinkers who violate university drinking rules to cut back? According to this US study, the discipline process does work, but adding brief motivational-style advice makes a worthwhile extra impact.