Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Effectiveness of a brief intervention with and without booster session for adolescents hospitalized due to alcohol intoxication
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD). IFT Institut für Therapieforschung, München, Germany.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Substance Use, ISSN 1465-9891, E-ISSN 1475-9942, Vol. 21, no 1, 72-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The Hart-am-LimiT (HaLT) project is a brief intervention program for adolescents hospitalized due to alcohol intoxication in Germany.

Objective: To test whether a booster session has an impact on participants’ drinking behavior compared with the standard HaLT program.

Methods: On the morning after their admission due to alcohol intoxication, 411 adolescents in the Federal State of Bavaria were interviewed between October 2008 and January 2010 and socio-demographic data and information on previous drinking behavior were recorded (t1). Eleven to 25 months (M = 16.4) after their hospital treatment, 106 adolescents completed an online questionnaire (t2).

Results: Subgroup analysis (ANOVA with repeated measurements) indicated that adolescents who took part in the booster session did not increase episodic heavy drinking (EHD; t1: M = 1.68 EHD d; t2: 1.59 EHD d) in contrast to the non-participating group (t1: M = 1.08 d EHD; t2: 2.66 d EHD; F = 4.383, p = 0.039).

Conclusion: Considering the study’s limitations (e.g. no randomization, low response rate, etc.), the results indicate a positive effect of a booster session following a brief intervention for adolescents who have been treated in hospital due to alcohol intoxication. Adolescents should therefore be motivated and encouraged to participate in booster sessions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 21, no 1, 72-77 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescents, alcohol intoxication, prevention
National Category
Sociology Substance Abuse
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109938DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2014.951415ISI: 000367016900012OAI: diva2:767760
Available from: 2014-12-02 Created: 2014-12-02 Last updated: 2016-01-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kraus, Ludwig
By organisation
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD)
In the same journal
Journal of Substance Use
SociologySubstance Abuse

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 43 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link