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ERIC Number: EJ1104161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Alcohol Consumption and Abuse among College Students: Alarming Rates among the Best and the Brightest
Fuertes, Jairo N.; Hoffman, Alexander
College Student Journal, v50 n2 p236-240 Sum 2016
Objective: This study examined alcohol consumption at two college campuses, a "dry" urban campus and a "wet" rural campus. We examined alcohol consumption as a function of students' membership in: Greek Organizations, NCAA Varsity Athletic teams, or as being Unaffiliated in these groups. Participants: Two hundred eighty-eight college students at two different universities in the U.S. were surveyed from February to April of 2013. Methods: Students were recruited through the head coaches of sports teams, the presidents of Greek organizations, and through the psychology departments, and emailed a Survey Monkey link. Results: Eighty-five students reported alcohol dependence (severe alcohol abuse disorder in DSM 5), 43 reported alcohol abuse (moderate alcohol abuse in DSM 5), and 68 reported problematic drinking (mild alcohol abuse in DSM 5). Conclusions: "Dry" policies do not diminish problematic alcohol consumption and abuse, but are associated with substantial decreases in the onset of alcohol dependence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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