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Researchers Finding New Ways to Assess College Drinking

Friday, November 1, 2013

Prevention efforts

One way psychologists are fine-tuning their efforts is by pinpointing who is most at risk for problems related to drinking. So far, research indicates that those most at risk are incoming freshmen, student athletes and those involved in the Greek system. Studies also show that men tend to drink more on average than women — but women progress faster over time from alcohol use to abuse, says Larimer. In fact, one study led by psychologist Bettina Hoeppner, PhD, of Harvard Medical School's Center for Addiction Medicine, found that college women exceed the NIAAA's weekly limits more often than men (Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2013). Read the full article at:

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