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Characterization of drinking among college freshman enrolled in a drinking reduction study

Citation

Flannery, B. A., & Brown, J. M. (2007). Characterization of drinking among college freshman enrolled in a drinking reduction study. In 30th Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, July 7-11, 2007-Chicago, Illinois, RSA Abstracts - P664, [31], p. P664. .

Abstract

Heavy episodic or ‘binge’ drinking among college students continues to be a problem despite efforts on the part of college administrators and community activists to educate and enforce underage drinking policies. Even though police are more vigilant about drinking and driving and many colleges provide courses detailing the consequences of alcohol abuse, manystudents still view drinking as a normal part of the college experience. The preliminary data presented herein provides baseline information on 84 freshmen (74.1% F, 78.8% white, mean age 18.39 (+ 0.5)) enrolled in a NIAAA-funded project aimed at determining whether Motivational Interviewing will impact students ’ awareness of the problems associated with drinking. Participants completed a comprehensive battery of questionnaires that included the SOCRATES, Self-Regulation Questionnaire, Impulsivity Inventory, CAGE, Young Adult Alcohol Problems Screening Test (YAAPST), and an assessment of students - knowledge of drinkingrules and regulations as well as a 30-day TLFB. Number of days of drinking to intoxication was predicted by drinking onset age (p