Education: Going Back to the Booze

Colleges are turning to an old "drug abuse "

"You feel that you can never get caught up, that you always have something hanging over you. So you use alcohol to numb your brain so you don't think about it."

That tale, told by a University of Wisconsin undergraduate, could be repeated on almost any U.S. college campus today. Says Thomas Adams, dean of students at Chicago's Loyola University: "The single greatest drug abuse on this or any campus is undoubtedly alcohol."

At four Florida universities, 30% of the students polled told researchers they have missed classes because of hangovers.

Increases in liquor consumption, compared...

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