1997 Survey: Alcoholic Beverages

23. Since you began University, would you say that you generally consume alcoholic beverages:

Not at all (1)
Very Rarely (2)
Only on Special Occasions (3)
Only on Weekends (4)
Several Times a Week (5)
Every Day (6)

24. In an ordinary week, estimate the number of alcoholic drinks you consume each day. Note: Consider one drink as a can or bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a highball.

Day of the week
Number of drinks
Day of the week
Number of drinks
Monday Friday  
Tuesday Saturday  
Wednesday Sunday  

25. How many drinks does it take before you consider yourself drunk or intoxicated?

1 (1)
2 - 4 (2)
5 - 7 (3)
8 or more (4)

26. Rate the importance to yourself of each of the following possible reasons for consuming alcoholic beverages. Check the appropriate box.

Purpose of using alcoholic beverages
Not Important
Somewhat Important
Very Important
Making it easier to meet new people    
Making it easier to meet new sexual partners    
Escaping personal problems    
Feeling better    
Relieving stress or anxiety    

27. Which of the following best describes the alcohol consumption patterns of your parent(s) or guardian(s)? Check the appropriate box.

Type of drinker
Non drinker  
Occasional drinker  
Moderate drinker  
Frequent drinker  

28. Were you permitted by your parent(s) or guardian(s) to drink alcohol underage?

Not at all (1)
Occasional permission (2)
No limits (3)

29. In locations outside your home, when you are legally intoxicated, which of the following do you do the most?

Use a designated driver to get home (1)
Take a cab or bus (2)
Arrange to stay (house party) (3)
Drive yourself home (4)
Let someone else who has been drinking drive you (5)
Walk (6)
Other (please specify)__________ (7)

30. Have you experienced any of the following as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages? Check the box that best describes your experiences.

Situation experienced
Not at all
A lot
Regret drinking so much    
Studies suffered    
Relationships with friends or family suffered    
Regret actions while intoxicated    
Had blackouts    
Became violent    
Got into trouble with the law    

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