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College Doesn’t Raise Risk of Substance Abuse

(3/18/2013)

College Doesn’t Raise Risk of Substance Abuse
Futurity
March 14, 2013

Despite the high level of binge drinking on college campuses, enrollment doesn’t lead to substance abuse later in adulthood—and in some cases, may actually prevent it.  The researchers found that college enrollment may actually prevent adult substance abuse among youth who might not be expected to attend college due to factors such as low household income and low maternal education. Specifically, they found that adults would be over six times more likely to engage in problem drinking at age 33 if they did not attend college, compared to if they did attend.

View the full article here: http://www.futurity.org/society-culture/college-doesnt-raise-risk-of-substance-abuse/

 


Keywords: college, risk, substance, abuse



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