College students drinking more alcohol covid-19 Kent State study

glasses of beer(WKYC, November 24)  People are drinking more this year, that's for sure. 

According to a new study from Kent State University's School of Public Health, college students are drinking even more than they typically do, though. 

The study, led by William Lechner, Ph.D., and Derric Kenne, Ph.D., focuses on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the alcohol consumption of college students.

“We believed going into this that drinking would have increased in college students due to COVID-19,” Lechner said. “We also believed that those with vulnerabilities would be more susceptible to the temptation of alcohol consumption.” Read more.