College Binge Drinking College is a time of discovery and learning. It is a time when students develop new ideas and form new habits. One of these habits is drinking binge drinking. College students in fact drink more than their peers who are not in college (Wechsler 987). Problems arising from college drinking have risen proportionally by 7% since 1998 (Hingson 15).
Plans to Eliminate College Binge Drinking Nearly half of today’s college student population is stumbling through the college years due to binge drinking. Binge drinking on college campuses isn’t just an issue of public health, but it’s one of self-interest. Failure to act in the face of foreseeable harm places schools at risk for damaging their academic reputations and liability lawsuits in millions of dollars. Also, students experience a wide variety of alcohol related problems including hangovers, blackouts, and engaging in unplanned sexual activity. According to Lini Kadaba’s article, Colleges Hitting the Bottle Binge Drinking Remains High, but Initiatives at Area Schools Raising Awareness, “College binge drinking is remaining in colleges due to the intractable problems that contribute to 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries, and 97,000 cases of sexual assault, or date rapes.” (24).
College Drinking: The Price to Pay for Higher Education College students spend approximately 42 million dollars yearly on alcohol(Pedersen, Fall 2002, p. Pg 26). College drinking is a growing problem among colleges and universities across the country. It has been estimated that at least ten percent of college students are problem drinkers, or "pre-alcoholics." This problem is a serious one. Each year, more and more students resort to college drinking for a number of various reasons.
But during this economic recession, college students have been having a difficult time staying in the college path, especially working class students. The lack of moral support from their families prevents these unfortunate students to finish their college education. The increase of college tuition and limited financial aid are causing students to go into debt, making them hesitant whether they should keep studying or not. Also it’s preventing students from picking needed major but because the low paycheck they are not sure if they will be able to be sustained. But college drop outs also can able be due to the unequal college preparation given in high schools.
About 1,900 people under 21 die every year from car crashes involving underage drinking. i) Young people are more susceptible to alcohol-induced impairment of their driving skills. ii) Drinking drivers aged 16 to 20 are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as drinking drivers who are 21 or older. iii) For every 100,000 Americans under the age of 21, 1.4 people were killed in drunk driving fatalities in 2010 iv) The rate of fewer than 21 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 populations has declined 48% over the past decade. v) In 2009, 11 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were young drivers 15- to 20- years old.
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
Binge drinking is the sort of drinking that a student does before he or she goes out for the night. It consists of students sitting in a dorm room, or off-campus apartment drinking as much hard liquor as possible. Many students have become very ill from this and some have even been hospitalized. It is a common practice among 18, 19, and 20 year old students who attend college. The reason students binge drink is because in 10988, all fifty states changed their drinking age to 21 because the government basically forced them to.
One cause of hooking-up could be because of stress. College students are put through a lot of hard work in the years they are in school. People may just want to release stress from their bodies in a sexual way. It will make them feel better and boost their mood in the moment. Releasing stress in a sexual manner can also make them forget about all the stressful things such as, study for a huge test they have coming up or not stressing over if they will pass a certain class.
Many alcohol advertisements are placed in different types of media that are popular among adolescent.” They spend billions of dollars in developing an advertisement to capture the publics’ eye, especially the young adolescents. The alcohol industry target a specific group mainly teenagers, but they don’t realize is that all of the colorful effects, the music, and the atmosphere of fun and excitement makes the teenagers want to take a shot or two. At John Hopkins University made a estimate, “the likely effects of several alcohol policies on youth drinking behavior in the U.S. population concluded that a complete ban on alcohol advertising would be the most effective, resulting in 7,609 fewer deaths from harmful drinking and a 16.4% drop in alcohol-related life-years lost.” Banning alcohol commercials can affect the life of young adolescents and adults by not having the influence or the temptation in front of you will decrease the amount of drinking in teens. Commercials have a lot of power over a person’s judgment persuading them to act like different
We run our nation differently than other places around world. In eighth grade, there should be an alcohol awareness class. We need not wait until their freshman year of high school, high school is where they become exposed to a whole new world. Freshmen year may be too late to tell the teens that drinking alcohol can be