About SURG

SURG is directed by Michael E. Dunn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist (PY5502), faculty member of the Clinical Ph.D. Program, and Faculty Liaison to the UCF Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programming Office and Clinic.  Dr. Dunn and his collaborators and students are actively working on the refinement of an effective expectancy-based alcohol prevention program called the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC).  The program had been validated with high school students, college students, fraternity and sorority members, and mandated students. New ECALC papers will appear in 2017.  A long-term follow-up study with high school students is currently underway and a redesign of the digital ECALC will be completed soon with new outcome studies to follow.   A new Substance Use Disorders (SUDS) clinic for members of the local community will open in 2017.

For information regarding treatment services, please click here.

News and Updates:

  • Fall 2016 – The UCF Alcohol and Other Drug Prvention Programming Office and clinic (AOD) are moving to new offices inside the UCF Student Health Center.
  • August 2016 – Dr. Alyssa Dietz graduated from our Ph.D. program and is now a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania York.
  • September 2013 – The ECALC is awarded a SAMHSA Challenge grant for technology-based alcohol prevention programs for college students.
  • June 2013 – The ECALC has been added to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Click Here to view the database.