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."