Alcohol use disorders among US college students and their non-college attending peers.
Author of the article: Wendy S. Slutske, PhD
Thesis statement of the article: College students are more likely to suffer clinically significant alcohol use disorders.
How did the writer conduct their research?
The author used a cross-sectional survey design. The data was obtained from public data collected by National Household Survey on Drug Abuse carried out in 2001. The participants were young adults between the ages of 19 and 20. The young adults were picked on the basis of weather they were in college at the time or not. The participants were both male and female. The data collection method was interviews. The interviews were conducted verbally over computer audios. The participants would listen to questions over headphones as well as read them on the screen and give their answers by typing the answers under the questions on the screen. Protection measures were put in place to hide the identity of respondents. Random sampling was used in picking the participants to reduce bias.
The article is about alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse among similar age young adults. It compares those attending college against those that are not in college. Those in college abuse alcohol more than that not in college. It is also about comparing alcohol dependence between men and women in college. The women abuse alcohol more. The article is also about the consequences of college students over engaging in alcohol use. The biggest consequence is the untimely death of college attending students.
The purpose of the article is to compare the prevalence of alcohol use disorders and alcohol use disorder symptoms in college-attending young adults with the non-attending college young adults. The article aims to establish why college students abuse alcohol compared to those not attending campus. It also seeks to find out if alcohol dependency is the same in the two groups of young people or if one group is more likely to suffer than the other.
At the end of the paper the information that the author wants you to walk away with is: That binge drinking among college students is a serious public health problem that needs intervention. The author also wants the reader to understand that college culture may be the reason promoting alcohol abuse. College students are more likely to suffer from alcohol related problems than other young people of the same age. College students are also more likely to abuse alcohol. Although college students report symptoms of alcohol abuse, withdrawal is one symptom they are keen to hide. Alcohol dependence was not very different within the two groups meaning that alcohol spares no one.Alcohol use disorders among US college students and their non-college attending peers
Dependence is something every alcohol user should be worried about. Alcohol contributes to student deaths, injuries, general assaults and sexual assaults. Alcohol dependant young people have problems at home, school and work place. The author would like me to investigate why a college student is more likely to abuse alcohol. Where does the problem lay and why is something not being done. The author wants people to know that there is a correlation between education status and alcohol abuse. College students were those who hardly drank in high school, so the problem may lay in the college experience. College women are also more exposed to alcohol dependence than men. People who drink heavily in college are likely to continue with the habit even after college life. Alcoholism is a serious issue that needs to be addressed especially in college to save a few lives and the professional lives af