HLNVAn end-of-summer study indicates that college students who binge drink are actually happier people than those who don’t. As reported in The Washington Post, the research to support it was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in August. It was based on a 1600-student survey that defined binge drinking as consuming more than four drinks per occasion for women and five for men at least once over the course of two weeks. Despite earlier findings that binge drinking in this age group is linked to academic stresses, personal risks, or alcoholism, the study has now found that it’s the happier kids that are drawn to heavy drinking. Why? According to study co-author Carolyn Hsu, associate professor of sociology at Colgate University, binge drinking in college is linked to status and a more satisfying social life.

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$2 beers

$3 shots

$20 for 3 hours of unlimited beer.

Thats happiness in the form of dollars and hours and beers, folks. Drink until your heart’s content and until someone is ready to have sex with you. Pure bliss. And thats not just me talking. Thats not just the bartenders talking. Thats science talking. You want eternal happiness? Or at least happiness from 10pm until you go home and have some random sex? Mad River College $2sdays.