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Public Health Reports: Rates and Correlates of Binge Drinking among College Students With Disabilities, United States, 2013

In a recent article in Public Health Reports, Dr. Steven West of the University of Memphis and Dr. Carolyn W. Graham and Mr. Peter Temple of Virginia Commonwealth University, provide the first comprehensive picture of alcohol use and binge drinking by U.S. college students with disabilities (SWDs). Authors surveyed a total of 1285 SWDs from 61 colleges and universities for alcohol and other drug use. Their findings indicate that SWDs drink and binge drink at considerable rates, underscoring a need for alcohol and drug prevention efforts targeted towards college SWDs.

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