It was also shown that smoking prevalence peaks in early adulthood including college students, with well over one-third of those aged 18-25 years reporting smoking in the past month. (Stewart, 2008) There are many factors that cause college students to smoke, but it was shown that stress (unpleasant mood) is one of the biggest factors that lead college students’ smoking. According to the research by University of Rhode Island, 28 percent of college smokers began to smoke regularly at or after age 19, at which point most were already in college;
You may also be more likely to binge drink if you are feeling peer pressure to do so. Or, you may be feeling anxious or socially awkward, for example at a party, and you may binge drink with the aim to reduce those feelings. 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women drink every day Half of Britain's young adults first got drunk before the age of 15. liver disease could become one of the biggest killers as a result of the country's binge drinking culture. 48 per cent of those in the 18 to 24 age group were between the ages of 13 and 15 when they first got drunk, while 6 per cent were aged under 12. It also found that 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women drink every day and 6 per cent of men drink more than a week's recommended alcohol intake in one night.
Some factors are culture, psychographic related behaviors, and other activities (Krzysztof 2). Some demographic factors are age below 21, male gender, initial years in a university, white race, residence on campus, fraternity membership and lower academic performance (Krzysztof 2). This evidence shows that binge drinking is a very widely spread problem among high school students, not just college students. Many students have drunk alcohol in high school, which is during a time of growth. During adolescence, one’s brain goes through major changes that include physiological, psychological, and social changes (Crego 2).
ALCOHOL USE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS According to a 2009 study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, each year, more than 1,825 college students die from alcohol-related accidents and nearly 600,000 are injured while drunk. Another 696,000 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking and 97,000 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. (Dejong, W., Larimer, M.E., Wood, M.D., and Hartman, R.) In college, beer is typically cheap and easily attainable even for underage students. All too often, drinking gets out of control. This is a problem not only for students but also for the University and the Community as well.
Andrew Sell 5/7/12 Daniel Long WRTG 1150 College Binge Drinking The United States has some of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world but there is a rampant epidemic plaguing these schools. Approximately eighty percent of college students drink alcohol and forty to fifty percent engage in binge drinking, which is defined as four or more drinks at a time for women and five or more drinks at a time for men; almost one-quarter of students report engaging in frequent binge drinking, three or more binge drinking events during a two week period (Prenovost 379). Binge drinking is associated with many negative consequences including; poor performance in school, arguing with friends, engaging
In “Perils of Prohibition”, Elizabeth M. Whelan talks about the effects of the drinking age at 21 and how it effects underage drinkers, primarily college students. Elizabeth and her Harvard School of Public Health colleagues studied teenage drinking. They found out that college students drink “early and … often,” commonly to the point of getting ill or developing alcohol poisoning. Being a college student myself, I have seen things that many college students do in their free time, primarily drinking alcohol. While I admit to going to parties with alcohol present at them, I have observed that the things that Mrs. Whelan studied are in fact entirely true.
There are different types of hazing, which are subtle, harassment and violent. Each type of hazing is a form of bullying and abuse. Hazing is common among high school and college students, but it can be prevented by learning the warning signs of victims who have been hazed. Statistics show that 250,000 students experience some type of hazing to join a group or an organization in college each year. In most colleges 5% of the college admits to being hazed and 40% admit to knowing about hazing activities that take place on campus.
Teenage drinking affects the academic achievements of many teens that drink; in some cases that involves poor or failing grades and excessive absences. A long-term effect of teenagers consuming alcohol is the fact that they are more prone to addiction. 87% of teens who drink alcohol before the age of twenty one are susceptible to being alcoholics for the rest of their lives. Drinking is a major factor in the leading cause of teen deaths. Most teenagers do not outgrow the unhealthy habit of heavy drinking.
It is known in our country that one of the main things college students are good at is partying. Everyone knows that college students drink way too much than they need to, we hear about this in the media when they mention a case of alcohol poisoning on campus or in the dorms. We also see it in many Universities across the country; such as Chico State in California and UCSB, two of the biggest party schools in California, however the question is what causes these students to binge drink so much? As a college student this question has more than one answer to it; some of the factors that explain why college students binge drink is because they are either involved with greek life or they do it for social acceptance around others that binge drink, others might not binge drink because they are more responsible and aware of their actions and some don’t drink at all because of religious reasons. Certain college organizations such as fraternities and sororities can also influence binge-drinking.
Now think to yourself, even though you are not of age, does it mean that none of you have ever experimented with alcohol? B. Reveal Topic: According to Professor Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1999, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers today, (particularly college age) and it's been like that for substantial period of time. We are all college students that have more than likely been to a party with alcohol present, which is why we need to be informed of potential consequences when consuming certain beverages. C. Preview of Main Points: Today I'm here to inform you on the negative effects that binge drinking can cast onto college students.