Studies help show how to reduce harmful college drinking – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Each year nearly 2,000 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries; 696,000 students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking; and 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. Dr. Ralph Hingson at the NIH says findings from a recent study show that an Internet-based prevention course can help reduce harmful drinking.
Hingson: There were in fact reductions in past 30 day alcohol use and binge drinking, and victimization either crime or sexual victimization.
Narrator: For details on this study and the course, visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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