Alcohol Consumption and College Education Problems
When going off to college we all know what we are in for. Drinking, drugs, parties, and of course what you came for, school. The over consumption of drinking has been looked past by society and our culture not because it’s okay, but because it is so common. College students nowadays are getting sexually assaulted left and right, young men become violent, students are drinking and driving, dying from alcohol related injuries, and showing weak academic performance, needless to say this is a huge problem.
Sexual abuse on campus is a widespread well known issue. I myself have heard of multiple rape or sexual assault cases at schools. One of the most popular cases would have to be the Vanderbilt case. Not one, but four men who were all on the football team and well liked students were deemed guilty of sexually assaulting a 21 year old girl who was so drunk she fell unconscious. We all know women are not as strong as men, but being unconscious definitely did not help this young girl’s case. Had she not drank herself to oblivion this entire case could have been avoided. Not only was the victim drunk but every perpetrator was intoxicated as well. None of these boys had a history of violence or social problems which shows us that the alcohol played a large part. Statistics show that 1 in 4 girls who are college students will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career. The even scarier part is that 70% of women knew their attackers prior to the assault. That fact alone leaves one to wonder why they hadn’t attacked their victim earlier. Out of all of these attacks 50% are associated with alcohol.
Out of everyone, college students are reported to become binge drinkers once they are in school. Drinking in itself can cause problems but binge drinking will bring you to a point where you should not be making any important decisions, especially ones that put other’s lives at risk. According to a study...