Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Alcohol Use


The first SAIS question for alcohol use reads as follows: "During the past 30 days, how many days have you used any alcohol." Answers could potentially be very misleading for the adult client population. For example, a client might answer "4 days," but have engaged in binge drinking on each of those occasions; alternately, a client might answer "10 days" but had only one drink each of those days. This question does not allow for distinctions to be made between problematic and non-problematic use among adults. Alcohol use among youth, however, is illegal and thus clearly is problematic. Among the 195 Union City youth for whom both intake and follow-up records were available, 62 (32 percent) reported any alcohol use in the 30 days prior to the intake interview. At follow-up, however, only seven (4 percent) of the 195 youth reported consuming alcohol. Although one must always be mindful of the significant potential among this population for providing a socially desirable survey response, these numbers nonetheless are very encouraging.

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