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Many Canadian post-secondary campuses struggle to understand and cope with the issue of heavy episodic drinking among post-secondary students. To help address this issue, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) conducted focus groups on five Canadian post-secondary campuses. We investigated student attitudes, perceptions and expectations about heavy drinking, their reasons for heavy drinking, and the consequences they associate with it, as well as their suggestions for addressing the issue.
Some important findings from this study include:
Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Post-secondary Students can be accessed on the CCSA website, www.ccsa.ca, along with an accompanying report in short and a tool containing student suggestions. You can also find these items on the website of the Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH; www.pepah.ca). PEP-AH is a collaboration of post-secondary institutions working to reduce the harms of alcohol on campus.
Please do not hesitate to contact Shawna Meister ([email protected]) directly should you have any questions or would like to engage with our team about ways to effectively address youth alcohol harms.
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