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Friends Don't Let Friends Hook Up Drunk, Study Says

First Posted: 08/26/10 04:02 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

Drunken Hook Ups

According to a new report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, most students feel accountable for inebriated friends.

In a hypothetical scenario used in the study, "Jane" is about to go home with an acquaintance. Both players are drunk. When questioned as to what they would do in the given situation if Jane were a friend, more than 39 percent of students said they would "Try to persuade her not to go by reminding her she may regret it." Another 39 percent said they would "make sure Jane gets home safely." Twenty-one percent said they would "wish Jane a fun time."

The Washington Post reports that the students who attempted to persuade Jane not to leave used three methods: either they would tell Jane she would regret her decision, deceive her or confront her.

Read the full study here.

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Filed by Leah Finnegan  |