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[TheUniversityObserver.ie] , Fennessy, Paul and Bracken, Amy and O'Reilly, Quinton Student drinking on the rise despite economic hardships, survey reveals. (12 Apr 2011)

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A survey conducted by The University Observer has revealed that the number of UCD students drinking excessive amounts of alcohol has risen since the recession.

78 per cent of students surveyed said they suffered memory loss as a result of alcohol consummation on a night out, in comparison with the 67.9 per cent of students who answered positively to the same question asked by this newspaper as part of a similar survey in April 2009.

Students were asked how many alcoholic drinks they would normally consume on a night out, with 48 per cent admitting to consuming six or more drinks per night and 28 per cent saying five to six drinks.

The results also revealed that 89 per cent believe alcohol is an inherent part of university culture....

The survey, which was distributed on campus last week, had over 320 responses.


Item Type:News
Date:12 April 2011
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Subjects:N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college) > Student behaviour and participation
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
T Demographic characteristics > Undergraduate or graduate student

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