Chapter 1

The transition from high school to college is accompanied by increased personal freedom and changes in the social environment. As students actively seek out new social groups that match their own personal characteristics, their drinking is shaped by their new peers’ behavior, especially among heavier drinking students. Quinn, P.D., & Fromme, K. (2011). In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer Science & Business Media, LLC.