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Thesis

College Binge Drinking and Mindfulness

20 April 2007

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the literature on the consequences of binge drinking among college students and to identify whether mindfulness-based interventions might be effective in prevention and treatment efforts. The current review found that binge drinking is a continuing problem on college campuses and that the consequences associated with this type of drinking impacts not only the drinkers themselves but also those around them and the institutions that they attend. This review also found that a growing body of research suggests that mindfulness-based interventions may be effective in reducing alcohol consumption. There is, however, a lack of studies which specifically look at mindfulness as applied to this type of drinking and with this specific population. Recommendations for further research are given.


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