Teens Underestimate Alcohol Amounts
Interview: Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, internist
director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
A study out of the University of Sussex in England found that the vast majority of high school and college students don’t understand what’s considered a “safe” amount of liquor to consume. Unsurprisingly, many of the young people surveyed vastly overestimated the amount that’s considered “one drink.”
Adolescent health expert and Sound Medicine contributor Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, believes that if the survey were conducted in the US, it would result in similar findings.
Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber specializes in women’s and adolescent health. She directs IU’s National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.