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Psychol Addict Behav. 2001 Dec;15(4):287-91.

Binge drinking and the American college student: what's five drinks?

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  • 1Department of Health and Social Behavior, Henry Wechsler and Toben F. Nelson Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


The use of the term binge drinking and the 5/4 measure have helped to advance the understanding of college alcohol use over the past 10 years. The present article discusses the importance, relevance, and utility of this measure.

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