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This study examined differences in the relationship of drinking motives to drinking behavior among sanctioned and non-sanctioned first year students (N = 298). Results of hierarchical regression analyses indicated for both sanctioned and non-sanctioned students, alcohol use was predicted by social and enhancement motives and alcohol-related consequences were predicted by social, enhancement, and coping motives. Additionally, high levels of conformity motives predicted alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences for sanctioned students only. Counseling implications are discussed.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:

D.M. Doumas. (2017). Alcohol Use and Drinking Motives Among Sanctioned and Nonsanctioned Students. Journal of College Counseling, 20(2), 113-125. doi: 10.1002/jocc.12064

which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1002/jocc.12064. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.