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Don't get drunk: advice college kids may not get from docs
Published in 28-9-2015
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CHICAGO (AP) Government researchers say "deplorably" few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use. About 2,100 college students and other young adults across the country were asked in 2012 and 2013 if they'd seen a doctor in the previous year and had been asked and counseled about their drinking, smoking and drug use. Most of those surveyed had a recent doctor visit where they were asked about smoking, drinking and substance abuse. Lead researcher Ralph Hingson of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism said it's possible participants didn't tell doctors the truth about their drinking habits. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is linked with nearly 2,000 deaths each year among college students, and many more assaults and date rapes.