ABC News, August 20, 2012
"The negative effects of binge drinking are well-known, which makes the findings of new research released today linking binge drinking and reported happiness in college students troubling to many health experts.
The survey of 1,595 undergraduate students revealed binge drinking students report being happier than their non-binge drinking peers. The results were released this morning at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Denver.
Specifically, the survey revealed that happiness was directly related to 'status' — with wealthy, white, male, heterosexual and/or Greek-affiliated students being happier than 'lower status' students." Read More