Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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ISSN: 2329-6488

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Megan A Pumper

Megan A Pumper
Seattle Children’s Research Institute,
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

  • Research Article
    Identifying High-Risk Alcohol Users in First-Year College Students: Attitude, Intention, and Facebook
    Author(s): Megan A Pumper and Megan A MorenoMegan A Pumper and Megan A Moreno

    Purpose: It is challenging to identify older adolescents at risk for alcohol dependence. This study investigated first-year college students who scored as high-risk alcohol users (HAU), and examined their alcohol use and Facebook displays. Materials and methods: This longitudinal study recruited college students at two universities to complete a phone interview prior to college (Time 1) and one year later (Time 2). Interviews assessed lifetime and current alcohol use, and attitude (scale of 0=very negative to 6=very positive) and intention (scale of 0=not at all likely to 5=very likely) toward alcohol use. The alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) was administered at Time 2. Facebook profiles were evaluated for the presence of references to alcohol use and intoxication/problematic drinking (I/PD) prior to and throughout the partici.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000128

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