Local view: Program reduces college drinking and its consequencesThe Jan. 11 article in the News Tribune, “CDC: Young adults down 9 drinks when they binge,” quickly caught my attention. The article presented the standard definition of binge drinking as the consumption of five or more drinks for males and four or more drinks for females. As a University of Minnesota Duluth sociology professor who’s now retired and who currently is coordinator of the Tri Campus and Community Coalition on Student Drinking (T3C), I have been examining college student drinking and its consequences over the past decade for the three Duluth campuses (UMD, the College of St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College). The three Duluth campuses have used random sample surveys of students either using the National College Health Assessment or the University of Minnesota Boynton College Health Survey.
By: J. Clark Laundergan, Duluth News Tribune