Age of first intoxication, heavy drinking, driving after drinking and risk of unintentional injury among U.S. college students.

@article{Hingson2003AgeOF,
  title={Age of first intoxication, heavy drinking, driving after drinking and risk of unintentional injury among U.S. college students.},
  author={Ralph Waldo Hingson and Timothy Heeren and Ronda C Zakocs and Michael R. Winter and Henry Wechsler},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={23-31}
}
OBJECTIVES This study explored whether college students who were first intoxicated by alcohol at ages younger than 19 are more likely to become alcohol dependent and frequent heavy drinkers, drive after drinking, ride with intoxicated drivers and be injured after drinking. It also investigated whether these results occur because these students believe they can drink more and still drive legally and safely. METHOD In 1999, 14,138 of 23,751 full-time 4-year students from a random sample of 119… CONTINUE READING
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