Alcohol Consumption- Comparing Dry vs. Wet Campuses
Arts and Sciences
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The purpose of this study is to explore alcohol consumption among students on dry and wet campuses. The prevalence of binge drinking and alcohol consumption in United States colleges has grown greatly in the past few decades. According to a 2002 study, just over 30 percent of university students qualify as alcohol abusers. A study done by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 2005 reported that close to 2,000 university students attending two or four-year programs (ages 18 to 24) die each year because of alcohol-related injuries (Do College Alcohol Policies Affect Student Drinking?, 2013). This study uses data that has been collected from two private institutions, one in which identifies as a wet and the other as a dry campus. The results of this study will be useful in providing updated information on alcohol consumption among college students and can be used as a tool to encourage conversation pertaining to safe alcohol consumption.
Jones, Kaycie M.; Bahena, Maria; and Leinard, Megan, "Alcohol Consumption- Comparing Dry vs. Wet Campuses" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 614.
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