Study: Early sip of alcohol linked to more drinking later

A new study by researchers in Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies finds that children given a sip of alcohol before sixth grade were more likely to have had a full drink or have gotten drunk by ninth grade than those who didn’t get a sip. But the study reveals only an association, not proof of a cause, the researchers caution. Results appear in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

(Distributed March 31, 2015)

College Help For Students Cuts Drinking, But Not For Long

Lori Scott-Sheldon,  Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences​, comments on a new study out of Old Dominion University that found that college alcohol education programs do work, but their effect tends to wear off as the school year progresses.

(Distributed March 5, 2015)

Lowering the Age for HIV Prevention

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez, a graduate student in public health at Brown who is writing his thesis on the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis counseling among young gay and bisexual men at risk for HIV, comments on an article on the push to lower the age of those who can take the drug.

(Distributed February 12, 2015)
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