Is there more drinking in college or trades?

I want to compare college drinking to non-college drinking. Meaning, how does the rate of alcohol consumption in college (for people of college age) compare to the alcohol use for people who did not go to college (went to work instead, but the same age)?

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Though alcohol is legal for those of a certain age, it is a controlled substance and is addictive.


Alcohol Abuse

The rate of alcohol abuse increases during young adulthood, about the same time people go to college.

Don't have any research yet, but this is a tough one. Definitely a bigger focus on alcohol in college if you track per-person, I suspect, but for those not in college who take up drinking, I suspect the rate of serious drinking and alcoholism for workers might be high.

It will be complicated to understand though... college kids binge drink, where workers who drink do so as part of routine. Bing drinkers probably don't get classified as alcoholics much either. Will have to think about "more" in the question... the amount of alcohol consumed in a single weekend by a college student binge drinking on campus could be more than consumed by a 3 beer per night after work drinker in a week (e.g. 21 beers)

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