Evidence-Based Practices: Personalized Feedback

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A comprehensive review of 42 interventions found strong support for the efficacy of programs that incorporated motivational feedback, expectancy challenge, skills-based activities and personalized feedback.¹ Personalized feedback is integrated into all of our drug and alcohol courses for courts, colleges, and high schools through the use of the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention tool.


Created by counselors and psychologists at San Diego State University, this personalized, evidenced-based intervention is designed to help individuals examine their choices around alcohol and marijuana usage and receive personalized feedback based on their answers.

3rd Millennium Classrooms has been the sole source provider of the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention tool since 2003 due to our exclusive partnership with SDSU Research Foundation. The personalized feedback it produces is integral to facilitating change.

In addition, individuals will receive a summary report upon course completion.

Why Should I Care About eCHECKUP TO GO?

To date, studies on the efficacy of eCHECKUP TO GO have been published in sixteen studies and presented at six professional conferences. 

eCHECKUP TO GO was developed using evidence-based strategies that challenge social norms and perceptions of risk, address behavioral strategies, and motivate individuals to change. The combination of these strategies built into a prevention and intervention program indicate favorable outcomes in the reduction and prevention of substance use in youth and adults. This means that you will see a reduction in student violations and client recidivism.

Check out results from our popular course Alcohol-Wise that utilizes eCHECKUP TO GO:

Results from studies on Alcohol-Wise, course that utilizes eCHECKUP TO GO


Want to share this info with others? Forward them this blog post or download an eCHECKUP TO GO white paper.


Download our eCHECKUP TO GO White Paper


1. Larimer, M., et al. (2007). Identification, prevention, and treatment revisited: Individual-focused college drinking prevention strategies 1999-2006. Addictive Behaviors, 32(11), 2439-2468.

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Person mixing Alcohol and Medication

According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 45% of adults in the United States are using prescription medication. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), about 55% of adults have drunk alcohol in the past month. 

Why is that important? 

Even though both of these activities are legal, they can still be dangerous, especially when combined. It’s critical that a person who is using more than one substance understands the potential negative consequences of mixing drug classes.

February 24, 2020