University of Iowa reports drop in problem drinking

Friday, July 12, 2013

With an election over Iowa City’s bar-entry age looming, University of Iowa officials on Wednesday revealed data that indicate problem drinking is decreasing among students.

Results from surveys taken by 930 UI students showed the prevalence, frequency and intensity of high-risk drinking has decreased since 2009.

“That really goes to everybody,” said Kelly Bender, the UI’s coordinator for campus-community harm reduction initiatives. “That doesn’t happen without a comprehensive effort” by the community and the university.

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