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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774456/examining-differences-in-breath-alcohol-concentration-brac-levels-and-hazardous-drinking-by-smoking-status-among-a-sample-of-college-student-bar-patrons
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Ryan J Martin, Molly Robinson, Jennifer Cremeens-Matthews, Beth H Chaney, Kristyn Wynn, Joseph G L Lee
While the association between current smoking and alcohol consumption is well known, the relationship between social smoking and alcohol consumption is less understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between smoking status and two alcohol consumption measures in a sample of college student bar patrons. The data used in this study was collected in fall 2015. Study participants (N = 415) were college student bar patrons who agreed to complete an interview that assessed smoking status (i...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772772/multiplicative-effects-of-social-and-psychological-risk-factors-on-college-students-suicidal-behaviors
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Shervin Assari
Less is known about the multiplicative effects of social and psychological risk and protective factors of suicidality on college campuses. The current study aimed to investigate the multiplicative effects of social (identifying oneself as gay/lesbian, financial difficulty, violence victimization, and religiosity) and psychological (anxiety, depression, problem alcohol use, drug use) and risk/protective factors on suicidal behaviors among college students in the United States. Using a cross-sectional design, the Healthy Mind Study (HMS; 2016⁻2017), is a national online survey of college students in the United States...
May 17, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771558/longitudinal-associations-between-maternal-disclosure-of-past-alcohol-use-and-underage-college-drinking
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Lucy E Napper, Amanda R Derby
There has been relatively little research examining the relationship between parents' disclosure of their own underage (i.e., under 21 years) alcohol use and their children's alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. While parental disclosure may improve trust and understanding within a relationship, it may also normalize or glamorize underage alcohol use. The current study examines the longitudinal relationships among mothers' disclosure of underage alcohol use, mothers' current alcohol use, and college students' alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors...
May 2018: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766611/drinking-game-participation-and-outcomes-in-a-sample-of-australian-university-students
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Amanda M George, Byron L Zamboanga
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Most drinking game (DG) research among university students has been conducted among USA college samples. The extent to which demographics and game type (e.g. team and sculling games) are linked to DG behaviours/consequences among non-USA students is not well understood. As such, the current study investigated characteristics of DG participation (and associated outcomes) among a sample of Australian university students. METHODS: University students (N = 252; aged 18-24 years; 67% female) who had consumed alcohol in the prior year completed an online survey...
May 15, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764803/effectiveness-of-a-combined-web-based-and-ecological-momentary-intervention-for-incoming-first-year-university-students-protocol-for-a-3-arm-randomized-controlled-trial
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Benjamin C Riordan, Saleh Moradi, Kate B Carey, Tamlin S Conner, Kyungho Jang, Kelly E Reid, Damian Scarf
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use among university students is common, and those who drink often choose to drink heavily (ie, 4 or more drinks per session for women or 5 or more for men). Web-based interventions (WBIs), in which students complete assessments and receive personalized feedback about their alcohol use, and ecological momentary interventions (EMIs), which use mobile devices as a method of delivering intervention information, are 2 methods that have had some success in reducing alcohol use among university students...
May 15, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757460/evaluating-behavioral-economic-models-of-heavy-drinking-among-college-students
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Samuel F Acuff, Kathryn E Soltis, Ashley A Dennhardt, Kristoffer S Berlin, James G Murphy
Heavy drinking among college students is a significant public health concern that can lead to profound social and health consequences, including alcohol use disorder. Behavioral economics posits that low future orientation and high valuation of alcohol (alcohol demand) combined with deficits in alternative reinforcement increase the likelihood of alcohol misuse (Bickel et al., 2011). Despite this, no study has examined the incremental utility of all three variables simultaneously in a comprehensive model METHOD: The current study uses structural equation modeling to test the associations between behavioral economic variables - alcohol demand (latent), future orientation (measured with a delay discounting task and the Consideration of Future Consequences (CFC) scale), and proportionate substance-related reinforcement - and alcohol consumption and problems among 393 heavy drinking college students...
May 14, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723011/association-of-belief-in-the-firewater-myth-with-strategies-to-avoid-alcohol-consequences-among-american-indian-and-alaska-native-college-students-who-drink
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Vivian M Gonzalez, Monica C Skewes
Belief in an American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) specific biological vulnerability (BV) to alcohol problems (aka the "firewater myth") is associated with worse alcohol outcomes among AI/AN college students who drink, despite also being associated with greater attempts to reduce drinking. The current study examined how belief in a BV may have affected how 157 AI/AN college students who drink (a) attempted to moderate their alcohol use and avoid alcohol-related problems using abstinence-based and harm reduction strategies, and (b) attitudes toward these strategies as a means of addressing alcohol problems...
May 3, 2018: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708460/weighing-the-pros-and-cons-of-using-alcohol-protective-behavioral-strategies-a-qualitative-examination-among-college-students
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Adrian J Bravo, Matthew R Pearson, Leah E Stevens, James M Henson
BACKGROUND: Alcohol protective behavioral strategies (PBS) are behaviors engaged in immediately prior to, during, after, or instead of drinking with the explicit goal of reducing alcohol use, intoxication, and/or alcohol-related harms. Despite the quantitative support for alcohol PBS as a protective factor among college student drinkers, we know of no qualitative research aimed at determining college student drinkers' perceptions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using PBS...
April 30, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708456/the-association-between-distress-tolerance-and-alcohol-related-problems-the-pathway-of-drinking-to-cope
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A J Khan, P Pedrelli, B G Shapero, L Fisher, M Nyer, A I Farabaugh, L MacPherson
Binge drinking (BD) and alcohol related problems (ARP) are highly prevalent among college students. However, current models examining ARP suggest drinking quantity only accounts for a portion of the variance, suggesting other variables contribute to ARP. Distress tolerance (DT), or the ability to withstand negative affect, is associated with alcohol misuse and may be an important mechanism related to ARP. However, studies have reported inconsistent findings on this association, which may be due to the use of only global scores to measure DT rather than specific DT components...
April 30, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703181/disparities-in-risky-sexual-behavior-among-khat-chewer-and-non-chewer-college-students-in-southern-ethiopia-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Eyasu Ware, Gurmesa Tura, Tsedach Alemu, Eshetu Andarge
BACKGROUND: Risky sexual behavior (RSB) and its consequence among school adolescents and youths have been well understood. It is still a common practice among college and university students living away from their controlling families compounded with the ever-worsening khat chewing habits. However, the relation between khat chewing and RSB is not well studied particularly among college students in Ethiopia. Hence, this study contributes to the literature by examining disparities of RSB among khat chewer and non-chewer students in Southern Ethiopia with the purpose of improving adolescent and youth health...
April 27, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697881/the-dsm-5-nonsuicidal-self-injury-disorder-among-incoming-college-students-prevalence-and-associations-with-12-month-mental-disorders-and-suicidal-thoughts-and-behaviors
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Glenn Kiekens, Penelope Hasking, Laurence Claes, Philippe Mortier, Randy P Auerbach, Mark Boyes, Pim Cuijpers, Koen Demyttenaere, Jennifer G Green, Ronald C Kessler, Matthew K Nock, Ronny Bruffaerts
BACKGROUND: Approximately one in five college students report a history of nonsuicidal self-injury. However, it is unclear how many students meet criteria for the recently proposed DSM-5 nonsuicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI-D). In this study, we used full NSSI-D criteria to identify those students most in need of clinical care. METHODS: Using data from the Leuven College Surveys (n = 4,565), we examined the 12-month prevalence of DSM-5 NSSI-D in a large and representative sample of incoming college students...
April 26, 2018: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684764/poor-mental-health-peer-drinking-norms-and-alcohol-risk-in-a-social-network-of-first-year-college-students
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Shannon R Kenney, Graham T DiGuiseppi, Matthew K Meisel, Sara G Balestrieri, Nancy P Barnett
OBJECTIVE: College students with anxiety and depressive symptomatology face escalated risk for alcohol-related negative consequences. While it is well-established that normative perceptions of proximal peers' drinking behaviors influence students' own drinking behaviors, it is not clear how mental health status impacts this association. In the current study, we examined cross-sectional relationships between anxiety and depressed mood, perceived drinking behaviors and attitudes of important peers, and past month alcohol consumption and related problems in a first-semester college student social network...
April 16, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680166/intake-of-caffeine-from-all-sources-and-reasons-for-use-by-college-students
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Caroline R Mahoney, Grace E Giles, Bernadette P Marriott, Daniel A Judelson, Ellen L Glickman, Paula J Geiselman, Harris R Lieberman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Caffeine intake in a convenience sample of U.S. college students (N = 1248) was surveyed at five geographically-dispersed United States (U.S.) universities. METHODS: Intake from coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, gums, and medications was assessed. Associations between caffeine intake and demographic variables including sex, age, race/ethnicity, family income, general health, exercise, weight variables and tobacco use were examined...
April 10, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679923/testing-a-motivational-model-of-delivery-modality-and-incentives-on-participation-in-a-brief-alcohol-intervention
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Clayton Neighbors, Lindsey M Rodriguez, Lorra Garey, Mary M Tomkins
OBJECTIVES: The current research evaluated delivery modality and incentive as factors affecting recruitment into a personalized normative feedback (PNF) alcohol intervention for heavy drinking college students. We also evaluated whether these factors were differentially associated with participation based on relevance of the intervention (via participants' drinking levels). METHOD: College students aged 18-26 who endorsed at least one heavy drinking episode and one alcohol-related consequence in the past month (N = 2059; 59...
March 28, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668294/text-messaging-and-social-network-site-use-to-facilitate-alcohol-involvement-comparison-of-u-s-and-korean-college-students
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Michaeline Jensen, Andrea M Hussong, Jeesook Baik
Alcohol-related content on public social networking sites (SNS) has been linked to collegiate alcohol use, but we know little about whether and how private forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC), like text messaging, are related to collegiate drinking, nor how alcohol-related CMC content and drinking are associated in non-Western cultures. We examined the ways in which private text messaging and SNS are used to facilitate alcohol involvement among U.S. (n = 575) and Korean (n = 462) college students (total N = 1037), two technologically wired cultures with prevalent collegiate alcohol misuse...
April 18, 2018: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658727/the-influence-of-context-in-the-subjective-evaluation-of-negative-alcohol-related-consequences
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Jennifer E Merrill, Rochelle K Rosen, Holly K Boyle, Kate B Carey
College students may subjectively evaluate the consequences of drinking in unexpected ways, rating "negative" consequences as neutral or even positive experiences. We previously gathered qualitative evidence for several contextual factors that may influence one's subjective evaluations (e.g., social influences, intoxication level, concurrent positive consequences). The purpose of the present study was to quantitatively investigate whether student evaluations of consequences differ by various contextual factors...
April 16, 2018: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652638/efficacy-of-interventions-targeting-alcohol-drug-and-smoking-behaviors-in-university-and-college-students-a-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ronald C Plotnikoff, Sarah A Costigan, Sarah G Kennedy, Sara Robards, John Germov, Cam Wild
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions targeting alcohol consumption, drug use and smoking for college/university students. PARTICIPANTS: College/University students Methods: Studies were eligible if: (1)included students attending universities/colleges; (2)implemented in a university/college setting; (3)aimed to improve at least one of the following behaviors: alcohol and/or drug use and/or smoking; (4)were RCTs. The effect of the interventions on behaviors was determined by the percentage of studies that reported an effect...
April 13, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629782/a-longitudinal-event-level-investigation-of-alcohol-intoxication-alcohol-related-blackouts-childhood-sexual-abuse-and-sexual-victimization-among-college-students
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Emily R Wilhite, Travis Mallard, Kim Fromme
Sexual assault is a troubling epidemic that plagues college campuses across the United States, and is often proceeded by drinking by the perpetrator and/or victim. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of level of intoxication, history of alcohol-related blackouts, and childhood sexual abuse (CSA) on the likelihood of being a victim or perpetrator of coercive sexual activities. Participants (N = 2,244) were part of a 6-year longitudinal study which explored alcohol use and associated behavioral risks during college...
April 9, 2018: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629032/comparison-of-body-image-perception-nutrition-knowledge-dietary-attitudes-and-dietary-habits-between-korean-and-mongolian-college-students
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Zolzaya Erdenebileg, So Hyun Park, Kyung Ja Chang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: College students are in transition from adolescence to adulthood, and it has been reported that they show poor dietary habits. This study was conducted to compare body image perception, nutrition knowledge, dietary attitudes, dietary habits, and health-related lifestyles between Korean college students (KCS) and Mongolian college students (MCS). SUBJECTS/METHODS: Subjects were 314 KCS and 280 MCS. The data includes results of self-administered questionnaires; statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS 23...
April 2018: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626792/mindfulness-buffers-the-effects-of-cue-induced-craving-on-alcohol-demand-in-college-drinkers
#20
Ariel Hochster, Jennifer Block-Lerner, Donald R Marks, Joel Erblich
Alcohol consumption among young adult college students represents a significant public health problem. The presence of alcohol-related cues in drinkers' environments can trigger powerful alcohol cravings, which may influence drinking outcomes. Less is known about how this cue-induced craving influences behavioral economic demand for alcohol. In addition, research has suggested that trait mindfulness may be an important buffer of the effects of internal states of craving on drinking decisions. Based on this literature, we hypothesized that cue-induced cravings would be associated with increased alcohol demand, an effect that would be attenuated among drinkers who have higher levels of mindfulness...
March 22, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
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