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Norway: Many students get lower grades thanks to drugs and alcohol abuse

12 percent of male students believe substance abuse habits are affecting their study, and among female students the proportion is 6 percent, Norway Today reports.

This was the findings of a survey conducted by Sentio for Universitas and the Norwegian Student Organization (NSO).

According to Vice President Jørg Morland at the Institute of Public Health (FHI), alcohol is the drug that most affect our brain cells, and our learning ability deteriorate after one glass of wine.

– The intellectual capacity is reduced, and the likelihood of incorrect conclusions increases. There is a time lag before the alcohol effect disappears and if you have a hang-over in the library, you are a less effective student than you otherwise would be, says Morland.

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