Alcohol Use in the Greek System, 1999-2009: A Decade of Progress

Author(s): Brian Borsari, John T.P. Hustad, Christy Capone

Journal Name: Current Drug Abuse Reviews
Continued as Current Drug Research Reviews

Volume 2 , Issue 3 , 2009


This review examines the empirical literature on fraternity and sorority drinking published during the last decade. This body of 69 research studies indicates that both socialization and selection influence alcohol use in the Greek system, as do normative perceptions and the enabling environment of Greek housing. This review also details the individual and chapter-level interventions that have been implemented to address drinking in the Greek system. Limitations of the current survey and intervention literature suggest several promising directions for future research.

Keywords: College, alcohol use, Greek system, intervention, prevention

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Year: 2009
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [216 - 225]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1874473710902030216
Price: $58

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