Alcohol Poisoning Among College Students Turning 21

Do They Recognize the Symptoms and How Do They Help?

About the Course:

The aims of this study were to (1) determine recognition of and self-reported concern regarding alcohol poisoning symptoms versus other alcohol-related behaviors among students turning 21 years old, (2) assess the frequency of helping behavior among students in situations where peers display alcohol poisoning symptoms, (3) assess sources from which students seek help, and (4) consider reasons why students report reluctance to seek help.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009

Authors

Melissa A. Lewis, Ph.D., Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D, and Mary E. Larimer, Ph.D.; Laura Oster-Aaland, M.S., and Jane Vangsness, M.S.

About the Authors:

Melissa A. Lewis, Clayton Neighbors, and Mary E. Larimer are with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle.

Laura Oster-Aaland and Jane Vangsness are with the Office of Orientation and Student Success, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about whether college students recognize the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and whether or not they help. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the risk of alcohol poisoning among college students and the results of previous research into helping behavior.

  2. Describe the method employed by researchers evaluating whether college students recognize the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and whether they help those experiencing them.

  3. Discuss study results, including sources of help utilized, reasons not to seek help, and whether students are able to distinguish alcohol poisoning symptoms from nonsymptoms.

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