Published Thu, Aug 18, 2011 8:21 am Dateline
Updated Thu, Aug 18, 2011 11:33 am
Ohio University professor Thomas Vander Ven was a guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" yesterday, talking about binge drinking among college students.
Vander Ven was interviewed about his new book: Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard.
Vander Ven is an anthropologist and sociologist.
He spent seven years asking kids to explain why they drink so much.
In his research, he found that students are drinking in groups and they help each other out and mange their drinking episodes.
He says when things go wrong, there's a lot of collaboration.