UVM Research Helps Predict Teen Binge Drinking

Jul 7, 2014

Teen alcohol use has long been a concern for public health officials. But now researchers at University of Vermont have zeroed in on one aspect of teen drinking: how to predict which teens will become problem drinkers as they get older.

We talk with UVM psychiatry professor Hugh Garavan, who co-authored a new study published in the journal Nature, that shows how a variety of factors combine to predict binge drinking in 16 year olds with 70 percent accuracy.

Also in the program, the little-known history of tobacco sheds in the Connecticut River Valley. We talk with Dale and Darcy Cahill of Bakersfield about their new book that details that aspect of agriculture in northern New England.

And in Summer School, we wade in a stream to get a lesson in fly fishing.

Broadcast live on Mon., July 7, 2014 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.