Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency

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A new report has found that about 19 percent of underage and 22 percent of college students ages 21 to 24 in Maryland show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency. 

The report was done by a collaborative of Maryland's higher education institutions that have joined forces to address excessive drinking in college. The University System of Maryland and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University have formed a coalition of 10 college presidents from across state in establishing the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Practices.

The group will be co-chaired by Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan of the University System of Maryland and President Ronald J. Daniels of Johns Hopkins.

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