Shocking world of our student drunks

NZ Herald Jun 10, 2011

Nearly a third of university drinkers have passed out while boozing in the past six months – and many say vomiting does not stop them continuing a binge. More than half said they had physically hurt themselves while intoxicated to that point, according to a shocking paper published today by the New Zealand Medical Journal. It reveals that 27 per cent of men and 9 per cent of women say throwing up will not stop them from continuing their boozing. The Waikato University study canvassed about 500 students, mostly aged 18 or 19, from the dormitories of a medium-sized university, which it did not name.