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Outcome Research

Outcome research began in 2010 at Kennesaw State Universities' Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery to measure the effectiveness of Alcohol and or Drug (AOD) prevention education using risk and communication theory. Two discoveries emerged from this research. First, a more realistic model of risk in young adults. Secondly, a measurement indicating changes in risk perception.

This model of risk was created to mirror progression in addiction and explain the prevention paradox. The result is a new perspective on the risk in young adults. Change in risk perception can be calculated before and after this intervention. This means at risk students can be identified, measured and intervened on before unnecessary consequences or tragedy. Educators for prevention can now answer both questions "what good has been done?" and "are we doing any good?" in a quantitative manner.

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To schedule a presentation in your classroom or community please call Lindsay Montgomery at (470) 578-4515 or send an email to peer-educ@kennesaw.edu

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