Research has found that drinking with friends (rather than strangers or acquaintances) in settings where food is available greatly reduces the likelihood of heavy drinking and alcohol-related problems among college students.
The protective factors affected man and women differently. For men, the availability of food reduced the likelihood of alcohol-related problems by 90%. For women, it was having friends or roommates present that reduced the likelihood of alcohol related problems by the same amount.
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