Document Type

Conference Proceeding



In recent years college enrollment has been considered as a high risk activity as measured by the increase in the illegal drug and alcohol abuse on campuses around the country. While there is general knowledge about high rate of alcohol and drug abuse across campuses, there is not much known about variation in terms of geographic location, ethnic composition, and
regional/cultural background. This study is about pattern and variation of alcohol abuse in a predominantly black university. Since the student body includes a relatively large size of students from other ethnic groups, the setting provides for exploring ethnic/racial differences in alcohol and drug abuse among students.