NCBI ROFL: Oktoberfest week: Development of a simulated drinking game procedure to study risky alcohol use.

By ncbi rofl | September 23, 2010 7:00 pm

beer pong“The aim of the current study was to initiate and describe the development of a Simulated Drinking Game Procedure (SDGP), a safe, efficient, and alcohol-free laboratory protocol for studying drinking game behavior. Fifty-two undergraduates completed the SDGP in a laboratory session, where participants played singles and/or doubles games of Beer Pong. Water was substituted for alcohol in all of the games. The number of drinks consumed during matches and 20-min play periods were coded during each session, and software was used to estimate the peak blood alcohol concentration (BAC) a participant would achieve if he or she had consumed actual alcohol while participating in the SDGP. Results indicated that participation in Beer Pong can lead to rapid consumption of alcohol and an associated rise in BAC. Results also highlight additional risks for female participants associated with participation in drinking games. The SDGP is a research tool capable of increasing our understanding of drinking games.”


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  • Rhacodactylus

    Damn scientists in their ivory towers . . . refuse to use real booze!

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    So I figured this out in college, can I get some kind of honorary degree or certificate or something?


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