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Student Wellness Data

Alcohol and Other Drug use at Ohio State

Data comes from the 2015 Wellness Assessment Alcohol and Other Drug Report

 Alcohol Use  
About half of the undergraduate respondents reported risky drinking behaviors, such as binge drinking or using substances to manage emotional issues. Almost 50 percent of respondents reported binge drinking at least once a month, while 47 percent reported using substances to manage their stress within the past month. Please refer to the chart on page 2 of the Alcohol and Other Drug Report for more information. 

Note: Binge drinking was defined as 5+ drinks in about 2 hours for males or 4+ drinks in about 2 hours for females.

Substance Use
We examined whether undergraduate students who used alcohol or drugs demonstrated differences in nine dimensions of wellness. Emotional wellness was lower among students who reported using illicit drugs or misusing prescription drugs. Prescription drug misuse was also associated with lower financial wellness. Using alcohol, nicotine or other substances to manage stress was associated with lower physical and spiritual wellness. Please refer to the chart on page 3 of the Alcohol and Other Drug Report for more infomation. 

 

Interested in seeing more research on college student wellness? Vist The Center for the Study of Student Life website to view reports.