LEBANON, N.H. (CBS) – Teenagers and young adults who like, own and can correctly identify music referencing alcohol by brand name are more likely to binge drink, a study from New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center suggests.
The study, done in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, surveyed 2,541 participants between 15 and 23 years old, nationwide.
In all, 59 percent of respondents reported having had a complete alcoholic drink, which the authors defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor. Of those, 18 percent reported binge drinking at least once a month.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports