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UNC-CH Alcohol Study Shows Students Spend Big

Posted September 9, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Here's something to think about. The average college student spends $450 each year on alcohol.

Some say college actually breeds alcoholism and that has researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill trying to find a way to break the drunken cycle. One step has led to the start of a first-of-its-kind study exploring the nature and extent of alcohol use on college campuses. The school's student body president says UNC students want and need the information gathered in the study

"We've had a wake up call," he said. " Unfortunately we've had a couple instances occur that really shocked this community about this problem. We heard the wake up call, we got out of bed, and we've got to start working on the problem."

Students will be questioned about their alcohol use. The study is completely voluntary and confidential.