Tagged: University

NEWS: USA: College Athletics Makes Alcohol More Available

Southeastern Conference (SEC) league presidents have decided to remove a decades-old ban on alcohol sales at athletic events.
The SEC is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the Southern part of the United States. The SEC has had an alcohol ban in effect at least since 1978…

NEWS: U.S. Universities Failing in Alcohol Policy

Alcohol policy experts and researchers have found less than half the approaches to reduce alcohol use and related harm are “most effective.”
The experts rated policies typically included in official campus alcohol policies on their likely effectiveness. The review found Universities are failing in alcohol policy as less than half were found effective. This reviewing method is an evidence-based approach for colleges to use in analyzing and updating their campus alcohol policies…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

REPORT: The Role of Peer Alcohol Consumption on College Students’ Alcohol Use

The study’s findings underscore the importance of genetic predisposition on individual alcohol use and support the potentially causal nature of the association between peer influence and alcohol use. According to the researchers of the study both how much alcohol friends are perceived to be having and how much roommates report using alcohol affect how much alcohol a college student will use over time…

REPORT: Impact of Exchange Stay on Students’ Alcohol Consumption

During their exchange stay, individuals studying abroad showed more heavy and hazardous alcohol consumption behaviors than local students. These results constitute the first large‐scale longitudinal confirmation that exchange stays indeed constitute risky contexts in which students significantly increase their consumption and present stronger alcohol‐related problems. In view of the rapid and deleterious effects of alcohol consumption in young people, it is essential to promote prevention campaigns targeting this population to limit public health consequences and possible evolution toward severe alcohol use disorders…

REPORT: Assessing Campus Alcohol Policies

Campus Alcohol Policies (CAPs) are an important element in reducing negative consequences of alcohol consumption on college campuses. A higher level of research scrutiny is warranted to understand the extent to which CAPs are associated with excessive alcohol use, but this research describes an evidence‐ and expert‐informed assessment approach that colleges can use to regularly analyze and update their CAPS…

REPORT: Student Friendships Influence Alcohol Consumption

Freshmen might spend alcohol consumption time with peers who reciprocate a friendship, but are similar regarding the quantity of alcohol consumed to all people they find interesting. Thus, alcohol consumption is used strategically for social purposes.
This social purpose should also be acknowledged in alcohol-reduction interventions…

REPORT: Alcohol Mixed With Energy Drinks And Risk Of Injury

There is significant need for further examination of the role of AmED use in the risk of injury. A better understanding of the relationship between AmED use and injury and of the potential underlying mechanisms is crucial for informing effective preventive intervention strategies. This review can be used to inform the public and health practitioners of the risks associated with AmED use. Further, translating this knowledge to policy makers could inform regulations on the availability of AmED, with the goal of reducing injury-related outcomes…

BLOG: ‘E’ As In Everywhere

What’s absurd and somewhat disturbing about this tale is not the fact that 17-year-old University students take drugs. We know that – that’s no news. What surprised me, though, was how casually it all happened. It was as if they were talking about chocolate cookies, politely offering friends a sip of their tea in the midst of a conversation about TV series or last week’s lectures…