About the Program

  • High School based prevention program designed for and by youth in our community.
  • Available to all students during lunch with free pizza and drinks.
  • Does not overlap with currently available programs at each high school.
  • Is not therapy or treatment.
  • Assists youth in our community to avoid alcohol related problems.
  • Enhances motivation and incentives for healthy lifestyles.

Who We Are

Kristen G. Anderson, Ph.D.
Project Director

Project funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Department of Psychology Reed College

What We Do

Alcohol Research
Alcohol is the most commonly used substance by America’s youth, with rates of hazardous use increasing among high school students.

Prevention Component
Attempt to motivate students to change their drinking by using strategies their peers have used to successfully cut down or quit drinking.

New Strategies
We have developed helpful strategies specifically for this age group that facilitate adolescent efforts to end alcohol and drug use problems.

Long-Term Plans
The long-term objective is to make available for all youth in our community age-appropriate strategies that promote drug and alcohol free lifestyles.

Contact Us

Ideas? Suggestions? Questions?

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this project.

Your suggestions and involvement are welcome in our continuing effort to decrease youth involvement with alcohol and other drugs.

If you would like more information, please write, fax, email, or call us at the listings below.

Adolescent Health Research Program
Department of Psychology
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
PHONE: 503-459-4615
FAX: 503-517-7666
EMAIL: projectoptions@reed.edu

Dr. Kristen G. Anderson
Project Director

Community Partners