MyStudentBody - Our Expertise


Helping Students Choose Success

Research shows that skill-based and motivational interventions that include personalized feedback are effective in reducing risky drinking behavior among college students. MyStudentBody Essentials and Student Conduct courses are based on those strategies. These online courses incorporate drug and alcohol assessments and use each student's response to generate educational material tailored to that student's perceptions and behaviors. For example, the program can compare the student's estimate of how much alcohol others drink to population norms. By giving students information based on their self-reported levels of risk, MyStudentBody can help them make choices that support their educational goals.

Online alcohol prevention programs have been shown to help students make immediate positive changes in problematic behavior. But in order for these changes to persist, students need more than a one-time intervention; promoting a healthy campus culture requires ongoing reinforcement.

MyStudentBody is the only online college prevention program that continues to provide students with health education, self-assessment, tools, and strategies to cope with behavioral risks, available 24/7 throughout the school year. MyStudentBody is also the only online college drug and alcohol program that boosts your prevention message with follow-up assessment at 30, 60, or 90 days. The follow-up assessment reinforces your prevention message and gathers data to track the effects of your program on student drinking, drug use, and sexual victimization.

MyStudentBody was developed and tested in NIH-funded field trials under the leadership of Emil Chiauzzi, Ph.D. with a team of psychologists, designers, software developers, and experts in student affairs and health communication. We also work closely with our customers, integrating feedback into program improvements and collaborating to make MyStudentBody responsive to your changing needs.

MyStudentBody is listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).


About Hazelden Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's leading nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. 

We offer a complete line of programming that addresses the full continuum of care for emerging adults: prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management. A specialized Hazelden program for this market is Tribeca Twelve, a New York City-based alcohol and drug-free residence for college students in recovery. Hazelden in Plymouth, Minnesota, our treatment facility for young people, includes a customized clinical track specifically for college students. Also available is the Hazelden book, Preventing Binge Drinking on College Campuses, which outlines best practices that have been proven successful in addressing the binge drinking epidemic many colleges and universities experience.

Learn more at HazeldenBettyFord.org and on Twitter at @hazldnbettyford.

Along with a nationally recognized team of experienced training and consultation experts, Hazelden Betty Ford provides services to help develop and implement comprehensive plans that enable colleges and universities to exceed MyStudentBody's expected outcomes. Services include:

  • Needs assessment
  • MyStudentBody data analysis and presentation
  • Assessment and strategic planning for coalition building
  • Student leadership training
  • Training on evidence-based programs and methods, including screening and assessment, brief intervention, referral to treatment, motivational enhancement therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Recovery management training and consultation, such as sober housing, digital recovery enhancement tools, and recovery coaching
  • Fast-track learning for managing immediate situations and crises

For additional information about MyStudentBody, or to request a free trial, contact Ann Hooper, Director of Publishing Sales, at AHooper@hazeldenbettyford.org or 877-882-1312.