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bdHealthDay (6/15, Reinberg) reported, “Binge drinking among American college students is on the rise, along with its consequences of drunk driving and drinking-related deaths,” according to a report from the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism published in a supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. For the study, researchers examined “information from government databases and national surveys on alcohol use,” finding that “drinking-related deaths among students aged 18 to 24 years have increased steadily from 1,440 a year in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005.” The analysis also showed that “binge drinking also increased during this time, with the proportion of students who said they’d binged on alcohol in the past month going up from 42 to 45 percent.”


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