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Extreme College Drinking and Alcohol-Related Injury Risk

Research from the journal Alcoholism into drinking amongst college students and its relationship to injury:

Despite the enormous burden of alcohol-related injuries, the direct connection between college drinking and physical injury has not been well understood. The goal of this study was to assess the connection between alcohol consumption levels and college alcohol-related injury risk.

The researchers conclude:

College health clinics may want to focus limited alcohol injury prevention resources on students who frequently engage in extreme drinking, defined in this study as 8+M/5+F drinks per day, and score high on sensation-seeking disposition.

This seems to fit with what Mike Ashton’s analysis was saying about the different effects that universal and targeted interventions have with specific substances.


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