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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patterns: Drinking Age Affects Bingeing, to a Point

A new study finds that as the drinking age has gone up, binge drinking has gone down — except among college students.

Writing in The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, researchers said that binge drinking among 18- to 20-year-old men who did not attend college had declined more than 30 percent.

But the rate remained steady — and significant — among male college students. And it went up among female students. . . . . . .