Alcohol Skills Training Program
Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is unlike most alcohol education programs because it acknowledges that college students may choose to drink. Rather than only trying to impose abstinence, it recognizes that any steps taken towards risk reduction are steps in the right direction. Through ASTP, Kappa Alpha Theta joins other interfraternal organizations in offering a program that focuses on risk management and educating our members through conversation and educational programming.
Through cognitive-behavioral self-management and motivational interviewing techniques, ASTP is designed to provide drinkers and non-drinkers with information regarding alcohol use and its associated negative consequences, in order to reduce harm. For a long time, research has established that information alone does not necessarily change behavior. The goal of ASTP is to educate students about alcohol-related behaviors, while increasing their interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. The goal is for students to learn to recognize high-risk situations, in order to minimize the potential negative consequences through preventative action, reduced consumption, or abstinence.