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Students Mark 21st Birthdays With 'Extreme' Drinking Binges

Posted: August 27, 2008

Kim Fromme's research on extreme drinking binges among college students is the focus of a USA Today feature.

"College students today celebrate 21st birthdays with an average of 12 drinks for men and nine for women, finds the most in-depth picture yet of the consequences of extreme partying.

The University of Texas-Austin research found 78% of students cited ill effects, including hangovers (54%). Of 44% who had blackouts, 22% found out later they had sex, and 22% got in a fight or argument. And 39% didn't know how they got home."

Read more in the August 27, 2008 issue of USA Today
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