Research + News | Topic: Alcohol
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.
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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.
Oct 6, 2016
The Perils of Adolescence: The Risks of Underage and College Drinking
The age of adolescence is the most heightened part of development in humans. A time where risk taking is at its highest effect and may include the abuse of alcohol.
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Sep 9, 2016
Seven Surprising Facts About College Students
These statistics offered from Tim Elmore might be helpful to pass along to a freshman, just entering the world away from home. Read the blog post here.
Jul 11, 2016
Drunkorexia: When College Students Eat Less So They Can Drink More
This non-medical term refers to the combination of drinking alcohol and engaging in diet-related behaviors such as food restriction, excessive exercising, or bingeing and purging. Read the article here.