Research + News | Topic: Alcohol

The Surprising Effect Of Marijuana Legalization On College Students

After Oregon legalized the drug, its use went up—but mainly among teens who also binge-drink.

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Teens Invent ‘Smart Straw’ To Combat Date Rape

Three teenagers have developed a “Smart Straw,” which detects common date rape drugs in drinks. Read the article here.

Does Selling Alcohol At College Sporting Events Make The Drinking Problem Worse?

From the article from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse:

“With the knowledge of the dangers of college binge drinking, many campuses have cracked down on student alcohol consumption. Yet others have begun selling alcohol at sporting events. The number of schools selling alcohol at football games more than doubled over the past six to seven years.”

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College Students Say ‘Drunkorexia’ Is More Than a Buzzword

A growing number of college are banning hard liquor on campus in a move to curb extreme drinking — but students are still getting their party on, and some are adding an extra element of risk to their binges.

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The Perils of Adolescence: The Risks of Underage and College Drinking

The age of adolescence is the most heightened part of development in humans. A time where risk taking is at its highest effect and may include the abuse of alcohol.

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Seven Surprising Facts About College Students

These statistics offered from Tim Elmore might be helpful to pass along to a freshman, just entering the world away from home. Read the blog post here.

Drunkorexia: When College Students Eat Less So They Can Drink More

This non-medical term refers to the combination of drinking alcohol and engaging in diet-related behaviors such as food restriction, excessive exercising, or bingeing and purging. Read the article here.

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

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Off To College: Preventing and Reducing Substance Abuse On Campus

Many schools do not have adequate procedures in place for identifying students at risk for substance abuse or addiction and subsequently, offering services to those who need it.

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What Two Addiction Experts Have to Say About Risky Drinking At College

It’s no secret that risky drinking, or drinking alcohol at levels that put a person at risk of health problems, is prevalent among students at colleges and universities, CASAColumbia talks to two addiction experts on this topic.

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