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Screening Freshmen Will Help Curtail Drinking, Study Finds

01/24/2014 10:42 am ET | Updated Jan 24, 2014
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Freshman drinking has proved a tough issue for college administrators to tackle. Despite prevention and education programs, students and campuses still suffer the consequences of alcohol abuse. But a new study by medical and public-health researchers may help steer prevention efforts.

Assessing each incoming student’s drinking habits to provide personalized feedback about where he or she stands among peers, the researchers found, is the single strategy with the most promise to curtail freshman drinking.

Read more on The Chronicle of Higher Education

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