Thursday, August 09, 2007

Friday Morning Classes Promote Less 'Thirsty Thursday' Drinking

Classes Limit Student Drinking on Thursdays

A shocking new study found that college students who don't have classes on Fridays tend to make a "Thirsty Thursday" slosh fest a weekly routine.

The study, which tested students at the University of Missouri, found that students with a 9 a.m. class on Friday tend to drink less on Thursday nights than their peers who didn't.

The study, published in the July issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that the later their classes started on Friday, the more college students drank on Thursday nights. Students with a 9 a.m. Friday class drank an average of 1.39 drinks on Thursday night, while students who did not have class on Friday drank an average of 2.41 drinks.

The authors of the study made a recommendation that campuses offer more required classes early on Fridays as a way to cut back on potential Thursday drinking.

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