College students who get drunk at least once a week are significantly more likely to be hurt or injured than other student drinkers, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
The research suggests that a simple screening question – "In a typical week, how many days do you get drunk?" – may help identify at-risk students.
"Each year approximately 1,700 college students die from alcohol-related injuries," said Mary Claire OBrien, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and public health sciences at Wake Forests School of Medicine, which is part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Our goal was to develop a simple tool to tell which student drinkers are at highest risk of getting hurt, as a result of their own drinking and the drinking of others."
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