Online booze guide helps students drink less

Australia“Drinking games, late-night parties far from disapproving parents, and youthfully robust livers make for an intoxicating pastime that’s tough to curtail. But an interactive website has at least persuaded the heaviest student drinkers to cut down. The site, dubbed Thrive, provides a 10-minute consultation. It starts by quizzing students about their drinking habits. Heavy drinkers then learn how much more they drink than their peers, the extent to which they are exceeding recommended limits and the health effects of their blood-alcohol level during their most extreme reported binge …” (more)

[New Scientist, 16 September]

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