Another study has confirmed the results of all other major research by finding an increase in alcohol abstention among college students.

The federally funded CORE Institute at Southern Illinois University has conducted surveys of college students in the United States since 1989. Data released by CORE indicate a 16% increase in abstention among collegians between the periods of 1989-1991 and 1995-1997.


  • Presley, Cheryl A., Meilman, Philip. and Lylerla, Rob. Alcohol and Drugs on American Campuses: Use, Consequences, and Perceptions of the College Environment. Volume I: 1989-91 (Carbondale, Illinois: The CORE Institute, 1993); Presley, Cherly A., Leichliter, Jami S., and Meilman, Philip W. Alcohol and Drugs on American Campuses: A Report to College Presidents. Third in a Series: 1995, 1996, and 1997. (Carbondale, IL: The CORE Institute, 1998).