Chapter 15. Magnitude and Prevention of College Alcohol and Drug Misuse: US College Students Aged 18–24

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair4 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students5
  1. Ralph W. Hingson ScD, MPH1,2 and
  2. Aaron M. White PhD Assistant Research Professor1,3

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch15

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Hingson, R. W. and White, A. M. (2010) Magnitude and Prevention of College Alcohol and Drug Misuse: US College Students Aged 18–24, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 5

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD, USA

  2. 2

    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St., Boston, MA 2118, USA

  3. 3

    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Box 3374, Durham, NC 27710, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836

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Keywords:

  • magnitude and prevention - college alcohol and drug misuse - US college students aged 18–24;
  • fatality analysis reporting system (FARS) - recording all motor vehicle crash deaths;
  • normative re-education - informing students of true norms for alcohol consumption;
  • “expectancy challenge”- having positive expectations regarding effects of alcohol;
  • effectiveness of event-specific BMI - depending upon the means by which the feedback is provided;
  • intervention characteristics - influenced problem outcomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods: calculating changes in alcohol-related mortality

  • Study results

  • Discussion: estimates of the magnitude of college drinking problems

  • Implications

  • Interventions to reduce college drinking

  • Conclusions

  • References