PartyFit! Peer-to-peer alcohol prevention at events

Contact name: 
Mag. Lisa Brunner
Sucht- und Drogenkoordination Wien gemeinnutzige GmbH
Modecenterstrasse 14 / Block C / 2. OG 1030 Wien, Austria

Intervention details

Intervention setting
Club/ disco/ afters
Target population

Young adults at festivals, clubs, events or in discos in Vienna.

Strategic target group (social agents acting as intermediaries between intervention and target group)

The peers of the peer-teams. Also the event organizer respectivley the owner of the club or disco.

Theory/evidence behind the intervention

The intervention focuses on information transfer and to help young adults to reflect on their own alcohol consumption and is therefore based on the peer-education approach combined with a modified version of the motivational interviewing approach, a counselling approach based on the experience in the treatment of problem drinkers published by Miller & Rollnick. Using the peer approach and the motivational interviewing technique helps to communicate with young adults on an equal level and to distribute information without a paternalistic approach.

Evaluation details

Evaluation results (Outcome evaluation)

There are no international publications available. A book chapter about PartyFit! in German language has been published: Schroers A., Mannersdorfer M. (2012) PartyFit! Zeitgemaesse Alkoholsuchtpravention bei Events. in: Stover H. & Schmidt-Semisch H. (2012) Saufen mit Sinn?: Harm Reduction beim Alkoholkonsum. Fachhochschulverlag, Frankfurt a.M.