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College Women Who Act Impulsively When Distressed Are at Risk for Alcohol Problems

(11/13/2012)

College Women Who Act Impulsively When Distressed Are at Risk for Alcohol Problems
ScienceDaily

November 8, 2012

An increasing number of women entering young adulthood engage in heavy drinking behavior, placing them at risk of developing alcohol use disorders (AUDs) as well as other negative consequences such as sexual assault and physical injuries. Prior research has shown that college students drink more than their non-college peers. A new study of the influence of impulsivity-related traits and drinking motives on symptoms of alcohol dependence (AD) among college women has found that an impulsivity trait called 'negative urgency' predicted increases in AD symptoms.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121108181907.htm


Keywords: college, women, impulse, distressed, risk, alcohol, problems



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