RIA scientist discusses language used to describe intoxication on NPR

Published July 11, 2013

A story on NPR reports on research by UB scientists that analyzed the words people use to describe their drinking behavior and what it means about how they perceive drinking. The article quotes Ash Levitt, a research scientist in UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, who said there is a perception of women as moderate drinkers, when they’re not, which could lead women to underestimate their levels of intoxication. The story aired on NPR affiliates across the country, including Oregon Public Broadcasting and WNYC. Articles on the research also appeared in news outlets that include USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo! Health, Science Daily and CBS News.


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