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College Life Does Not Mean Students Become Heavy Drinkers, Study Suggests

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
"... The research has used the data from the National Epidemiologic Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions for 8,645 non-high school young adults aged 18 to 30 years. In the past year, excessive drinking was defined as 10 or more standard drinks for men and 8 or more standard drinks for women, per occasion, according to Science Daily. Excessive drinking means more than 14 drinks for men per week and more than 7 drinks for women. Also the students who were living away from their parents and those who lived with their parents were compared to the non-students." ...


Replies to: College Life Does Not Mean Students Become Heavy Drinkers, Study Suggests

  • ciervociervo Registered User Posts: 611 Member
    The "excessive drinking" definitions in this article are confusing because the author paraphased the source article incorrectly. The original Science Daily article said
    Excessive drinking in the past year was defined for men as ≥10 standard drinks per occasion and for women as ≥8) standard drinks per occasion. Exceeding weekly drinking guidelines was defined as >14 drinks per week for men and >7 drinks per week for women.
  • zobrowardzobroward Registered User Posts: 3,666 Senior Member
    it is silly when people say stuff like that ...as opposed to plumbers or bus drivers etc...

    nothing to do with college...it is human nature.

    ummm....well .....students are exposed to a lot of alcohol and they get drawn in.

    yep..because plumbers, painters or butchers etc... they get no exposure to alcohol.
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