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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Workplace education improved knowledge without affecting drinking. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (22 March 2016)

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In Sweden an education-based intervention in the workplace generated significant improvements in employees’ alcohol-related risk knowledge, but no significant effects on overall drinking or binge drinking.

Key points from summary and commentary
• This study evaluated the impact of an alcohol education programme on the risk knowledge and drinking behaviours of employees in a company in Sweden.
• Significant improvements were observed in employees’ alcohol-related risk knowledge, but there were no significant effects on overall alcohol consumption or binge drinking.
• The major challenge of universal interventions is showing behavioural change in populations of moderate drinkers


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:March 2016
Number:22 March 2016
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > Workplace context
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Labour and work > Work-related substance issue
N Communication, information and education > Information use and impact
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > Substance use education
VA Geographic area > Europe > Sweden

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