Impact of Exchange Stay on Students’ Alcohol Consumption

During their exchange stay, individuals studying abroad showed more heavy and hazardous alcohol consumption behaviors than local students. These results constitute the first large‐scale longitudinal confirmation that exchange stays indeed constitute risky contexts in which students significantly increase their consumption and present stronger alcohol‐related problems. In view of the rapid and deleterious effects of alcohol consumption in young people, it is essential to promote prevention campaigns targeting this population to limit public health consequences and possible evolution toward severe alcohol use disorders…