Medicine: Drink & Man at Yale

Most alcoholics are problem drinkers before they get to be hospital cases, and most are moderate drinkers before they get to be problem drinkers. Why do they drink at all, in the first place? To try to answer that question, Yale University researchers polled 17,000 students in 27 colleges of all types across the U.S. From a carefully worded questionnaire, designed to strain out flip replies by sophomore jokesters, Researcher Robert Straus reports these findings:

ΒΆ The great majority of college students who drink started to do so before they got to college (men,...

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