Introduction In a group of university students, the current study investigated the relationship between drinking wine to get high and the awareness about its characteristics, composition, positive and negative effects on health. Methods Through a web-based survey, 1685 students at the University of Siena completed a self-report questionnaire to assess consumption behaviours, knowledge about wine and the awareness about its effects. Results Seventy-three percent reported drinking wine. Males were more frequently wine consumers (p = 0.037). Among the students who reported drinking, 69.3% engaged this habit during the weekend. Almost 12% reported drinking wine to get high. Drinking wine to get high correlated with the consideration of its consumption: using this beverage to get high was strongly associated with considering wine like other spirits (p = 0.033). Conclusions Older age, female gender, and considering wine as a part of the diet were found to be protective factors against wine drinking-to get high. In contrast with some literature, awareness of the negative effects correlated with higher propensity to use wine to get high. Potential interpretations and limitations are addressed.

Ferretti, F., Pozza, A., Harri, P., Francalanci, C., Gualtieri, G., Coluccia, A. (2018). Drinking wine to "get high": the influence of awareness of the negative effects among young adults. ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS REPORTS, 8, 56-61 [10.1016/j.abrep.2018.07.002].

Drinking wine to "get high": the influence of awareness of the negative effects among young adults.

Ferretti Fabio;Pozza Andrea;Francalanci Claudia;Gualtieri Giacomo;Coluccia Anna
2018-01-01

Abstract

Introduction In a group of university students, the current study investigated the relationship between drinking wine to get high and the awareness about its characteristics, composition, positive and negative effects on health. Methods Through a web-based survey, 1685 students at the University of Siena completed a self-report questionnaire to assess consumption behaviours, knowledge about wine and the awareness about its effects. Results Seventy-three percent reported drinking wine. Males were more frequently wine consumers (p = 0.037). Among the students who reported drinking, 69.3% engaged this habit during the weekend. Almost 12% reported drinking wine to get high. Drinking wine to get high correlated with the consideration of its consumption: using this beverage to get high was strongly associated with considering wine like other spirits (p = 0.033). Conclusions Older age, female gender, and considering wine as a part of the diet were found to be protective factors against wine drinking-to get high. In contrast with some literature, awareness of the negative effects correlated with higher propensity to use wine to get high. Potential interpretations and limitations are addressed.
Ferretti, F., Pozza, A., Harri, P., Francalanci, C., Gualtieri, G., Coluccia, A. (2018). Drinking wine to "get high": the influence of awareness of the negative effects among young adults. ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS REPORTS, 8, 56-61 [10.1016/j.abrep.2018.07.002].
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