Study finds strategies to reduce college drinking – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. Surveys show that heavy drinking among college students at off-campus parties is a common problem. Dr. Ralph Hingson at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says researchers surveyed students from 14 large public universities in California.
Hingson: And what they found was that about half of the parties that were Greek parties or off-campus parties they responded in surveys that they were doing with college students. They reported getting drunk at least once in the fall semester at parties in those occasions.
Narrator: This rate of drinking to intoxication was more than that at residence halls or at bars in restaurants. The researchers also found strategies to reduce college drinking. Find details at 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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