Alcohol Abuse In College Students: A Qualitative Analysis

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, reported that the first 6 weeks of freshman year are vulnerable times for heavy drinking and using drugs. Students are usually peer pressured into these activities. Studies have shown that students in their first year of college tend to use alcohol and drugs at college parties or gatherings to fit in with the other students attending the college or university. It is also noted that college students drink more or consume more alcohol and have a higher drunk driving than non-college peers.
In a research article by ML Cosby (2012), qualitative methods was to look at stress and its link to alcohol abuse and drug abuse through administration of an anonymous online survey. There were 265 participants
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