Affects of alcohol use on first-year college women


First-year college women are more likely to experience negative consequences such as blacking out and unwanted sex when they drink heavily. A recent study looked at alcohol use on the event-level to try and investigate the decision-making process when intending to use alcohol.

A sample of 235 first-year college women who had consumed alcohol heavily in the past 30 days were surveyed on their daily drinking behavior and drinking intentions through a mobile app. The study also collected data on the consequences experienced as a result of drinking as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression.

The results showed that on average, the students drank 2.27 out of 14 days and consumed an average of 5 drinks per day and 6 drinks on heavy drinking days. Positive affects of alcohol were likely to increase drinking intentions, while negative affects did not influence drinking intentions. However…

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