The aim of this paper was to review literature related to prevalence of drinking on college campuses and current prevention practices targeting this population. This paper focuses on current data surrounding alcohol use and misuse. It further discusses strategies which have been successful to prevent alcohol abuse. Finally, it discusses the need for further research to determine the role of the physician in alcohol prevention at university student health services.

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Published in International Journal on Disability and Human Development, v. 11, issue 3, p. 181-183.

© 2012 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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Reprinted as a book chapter in University and College Students: Health and Development Issues for the Leaders of Tomorrow. Daniel T. L. Shek, & Rachel C. F. Sun, (Eds.). p. 3-7.

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