This study evaluated alcohol consumption and
drinking-related consequences among U.S.
undergraduate college students with and without
disabilities. There has been extensive prior research
on the alcohol consumption of the general
undergraduate student population, typically to the
exclusion of students with disabilities. Studies of
college student drinking frequency and consequences
have consistently found that alcohol abuse is
problematic on most campuses. Among the questions
asked of students from this survey were how often
they drink, how much they consumed per drinking
occasion, specific behaviors/consequences in relation
to their drinking, and their disability status.
Results of this descriptive study showed that
undergraduate students with and without a disability
engaged in binge drinking at an equivalent high rate,
regardless of disability status. Students who
self-identified as having a disability, on average,
reported binge drinking at the same rate as those
students without disability and experienced
drinking-related consequences that were similar to
students without disability.