Stories about: college drinking

Could monitoring Facebook impact drinking in college?

A new study published in Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine suggests that the majority of college students who post on Facebook about drunkenness and dangerous drinking habits are also at a higher risk for alcohol abuse and dependence.

The message seems fairly obvious, but the real interesting takeaway of the study is the researchers’ suggestions about how that information could be used.

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Back to school: college drinking concerns

tapsIt was recently reported that the University of New Hampshire is considering offering an amnesty program for underage students caught drinking on campus, in an effort to reduce alcohol related injury on school grounds. Those who support the program say students are drinking anyway, if the fear of suspension is removed they may be less inclined to be left alone when drunk, thereby reducing the risk of injury.

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston disagree. A recently released study by the Children’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) shows colleges with strictly enforced alcohol policies have fewer cases of underage drinking and dangerous binge drinking.

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