College Alcohol and Gambling Study

A collaboration between the Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance and the Harvard College Alcohol Study analyzed data from a survey conducted in 2001. The study focused on gambling habits among college students and found that 42% of students had gambled in the past year, with 2.6% gambling weekly during the school
year. Comparatively, the study highlighted that more adults engage in gambling. Additionally, the study found that only 26 schools had gambling policies, highlighting a missed opportunity to address student gambling issues.

The findings of this study were published in the Journal of American College Health (2003), Harm Reduction Journal (2005), and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (2007).

Type: Research Milestones