Study finds strategies to reduce college drinking – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. A recent study shows that when colleges and their surrounding communities target off-campus drinking settings, harmful alcohol use among college students is reduced.
Hingson: This was a study that was seeking to reduce binge drinking.
Narrator: Dr. Ralph Hingson is with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Hingson: It took place at 14 colleges.
Narrator: The universities that implemented interventions with the most intensity, using heavy publicity and highly visible enforcement activities, achieved the greatest reductions. Interventions included enforcement of nuisance party operations, surveillance to prevent alcohol sales to minors and drunken driving checkpoints. For more information, visit www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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