COLLEGE DRINKING DROPS
Nation-wide research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health
reveals that the proportion of college students in the U.S. who
consumed any alcohol within the previous mont decreased significantly
between 1993 and 2001.
The study also found that average consumption among students under
the age of 21 dropped from 22.3 drinks per month in 1993 to 20.8
per month in the latter period. Thus, in 2001, college students
in the U.S. under the age of 21 consumed an average of only 2/3
of a drink per day.
- Wechsler, H., et al. Underage college students'
drinking behavior, access to alcohol, and the influence of deterrence
policies: Findings from the Harvard School of Public Health College
Alcohol Study. Journal of American College Health, 2002, 50(5),
223-236; Wechsler, H.. et al. Trends in college binge* drinking
during a period of increased prevention efforts: Findings from 4
Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study surveys: 1993-2002.
Journal of American College Health, 2002, 50(5), 203-217.