National study of college drinking patterns and practices

The purpose of this project is to investigate the drinking patterns and practices of American college students, key factors related to heavy or "binge" drinking, and institutional policies and programs designed to control alcohol problems. The investigators will use a self-administered survey of a random sample of 140 students from each of 150 representative colleges, and a self-administered survey of three key administrators from each of 400 institutions to: (1) estimate the nature and extent of heavy or "binge" drinking and its relation to other high-risk behaviors; (2) document the range of policies and programs instituted by colleges to combat alcohol problems; (3) gauge college students' perspectives and experiences with institutional policies and programs; and (4) identify promising control strategies. Study findings will prove useful to colleges, federal programs, and others interested in improving college policies and programs to curb alcohol problems. Results will also assist Foundation staff in program development efforts in its substance abuse goal area.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $998,254.00

Awarded on: 4/16/1992

Time frame: 6/1/1992 - 5/31/1995

Grant Number: 19547

Grantee

Harvard University School of Public Health

677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115-6028

617-432-1015
Website

Henry Wechsler
Project Director

617-432-1137
Email

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