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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 459402, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/459402
Research Article

Sustainability of Tailored Goal Oriented Community Brief Intervention Model among Risky Drinkers in Community in Thailand

WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Drug Dependence (WHOCC), College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Received 23 April 2013; Revised 2 July 2013; Accepted 2 July 2013

Academic Editor: Robert Patton

Copyright © 2013 Chitlada Areesantichai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Tailored Goal Oriented Community Brief Intervention Model (TGCBI), first implemented as culturally secure and acceptable to communities in Thailand, is designed in 2 stages or levels: community level, a culturally secure approach to motivate participants to reconsider their drinking behavior; individual level, involved in the key messages received from the community level together with additional input focused towards individuals. TGCBI’s effectiveness was measured by the number of abstinent drinkers and number of alcohol-free months among those who continued to drink at followup in two communities that originally had high prevalence of risky drinking. Multivariate Poisson regression was used to investigate the intervention effect. Results indicated that the number of participants who stopped drinking 6 months later and the number of alcohol-free months during followup were significantly greater ( ) for 47 participants in the intervention group compared to the control group ( ). TGCBI results in sustainable drinking cessation.