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Major in drinking, be happier

According to a recent study, 1 in 3 students at Seoul National University is a binge drinker.

The figure almost matches the proportion of binge drinkers among adults — 36.7 percent according to the Korean Alcohol Research Foundation — and shows that elite students are no exception when it comes to boozing.

In a straw poll by SNU and Gwanak District Office last week of 213 students at the university, 72.3 percent said they consume alcohol and 31 percent said they drink more than seven shot glasses of soju in one sitting.

They’re lightweights compared to American alkies –or so says a story in Huff Po about binge drinking and how it makes for a “happier” student.

Among students taking part in the study, the average binge drinker consumed 13.7 drinks per week, and the average non-binge drinker 4.2 drinks.

Of note in the American study of bingers:

The researchers found no evidence that unhappy students were binge drinking to self-medicate. In fact the reverse was true – students suffering the most stress, anxiety, and experiences of discrimination or sexual abuse were the least likely to drink

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  • Creo69

    Samsung is having none of this foolish DRUNKENNESS! The times they are a changing…even in South Korea :) Clean up your act young uns.

    http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2012092037958

  • R. Elgin

    LSD might make for a happier and more creative student as well, as per my reading. Cary Grant apparently used it too.

  • iMe

    @1
    ha ha
    good luck, samsux! you’re going to need it.

  • CactusMcHarris

    And of course grass has never provided an impetus to throw up in public places, beat your wife or a random stranger, or other First World actions.

  • inkevitch

    Grass hasn’t provided the impetus for anything. That’s the problem. It does contribute significantly to the mental health burden being a significant risk factor for schizophrenia, and if I had the choice of cancer, heart attack or schizophrenia, I would choose any but the latter.

  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    Korean college campuses. More (?) alcohol. Less drugs.

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