Research + News | Topic: Alcohol
Jan 13, 2021
Pandemic Has Cut Into College Kids’ Drinking, Study Shows
Among students who used alcohol, the number of days they drank per week fell from 3.1 to 2.7 for those who moved from living with peers to parents, but rose from 3 to 3.7 for those who remained living with peers, and from 2 to 3.3 for those who remained living with their parents. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2020
College Students Who Moved Home Due To Pandemic Are Drinking Less
A new survey finds college students who moved home due to the COVID-19 pandemic are drinking less alcohol, HealthDay reports. Read the article here.
Jan 27, 2020
College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking In States Where It’s Legal
In states where pot is legal, college kids use it more, but binge-drink less. Read the article here.
May 8, 2019
Some College Students Fall Into Vicious Cycle Of Drug Use, Stress, Poor Academics
The adoption of one harmful behavior, such as heavy alcohol use, can lead college students into a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and poor grades, according to a new study by researchers at Binghamton, State University of New York. Read the article here.
Jan 24, 2019
Penn State Updates Course On Drinking And Sexual Violence, Aiming To Keep Students ‘Safe & Aware’
Penn State recently revamped its online course for incoming freshmen. Students learn about alcohol safety and sexual violence. Read the article here.
Apr 17, 2018
College Drinking Culture In Spain, Argentina, And The USA: An Examination Of Impulsivity, College Alcohol Beliefs, And Alcohol Outcomes
Perceptions about alcohol’s role in the college experience have been spread through various media including television and movies. This study adds to the growing literature showing college alcohol beliefs are linked to harmful alcohol outcomes. Read the full article here.
Jul 10, 2017
The Surprising Effect Of Marijuana Legalization On College Students
After Oregon legalized the drug, its use went up—but mainly among teens who also binge-drink.
Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2017
Teens Invent ‘Smart Straw’ To Combat Date Rape
Three teenagers have developed a “Smart Straw,” which detects common date rape drugs in drinks. Read the article here.
Nov 3, 2016
Does Selling Alcohol At College Sporting Events Make The Drinking Problem Worse?
From the article from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse:
“With the knowledge of the dangers of college binge drinking, many campuses have cracked down on student alcohol consumption. Yet others have begun selling alcohol at sporting events. The number of schools selling alcohol at football games more than doubled over the past six to seven years.”
Read the post here.
Oct 18, 2016
College Students Say ‘Drunkorexia’ Is More Than a Buzzword
A growing number of college are banning hard liquor on campus in a move to curb extreme drinking — but students are still getting their party on, and some are adding an extra element of risk to their binges.
Read the full article here.