Pre gaming is when college students gather in dorm rooms or apartments and drink as much alcohol before heading to parties or clubs. According to Barrett Seaman this is frequently seen in young 18, 19, and 20 year olds possibly for the reason that they're not allowed to legally drink and feel the temptation and need to do it secretly. Seaman shares some of his experiences with drinking in college and mentions how through some of his visits he saw undergraduate students who had done severe heavy drinking which lead to many alcohol poisoning, and even some deaths. For instance, he states he saw a freshman "who had consumed 22 shots of vodka" in a dorm room. However, the author believes that the actual alcohol isn't the problem but instead the problem is the law of 21 being the legal age for drinking.
Less Than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis is a remarkable and disturbing novel. This novel is fast paced and it usually focuses on the main character throughout the novel. The novel tells how the main character, Clay quits his drug habits and how he started to become more mature. The novel, Less Than Zero is about an eighteen year old college student named Clay that went to he’s hometown for winter break from his eastern college school and has the time of his life by hanging out with his drug addict friends. The novel is involved with many drugs, sex, and violence.
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).
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.
This has shown to be one of the most difficult aspects faced when attempting to cut down on binge drinking. Many college personnel suspect that the prototypical college binge drinker is; male, white, has parents who are college educated, majors in business, is a resident of a fraternity, engages in other risky behavior including, unprotected sex and other drug use, is involved in athletics, indulged in binge drinking as a high school senior and, most importantly, views parties as very important (Wechsler 925). According to Wechsler, this stereotype is accurate. The next question then becomes, what motive for drinking plays the largest role in these students
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.
C. Preview of Main Points: Today I'm here to inform you on the negative effects that binge drinking can cast onto college students. First and foremost, interfering with the time allotted for class work, it can also lead to disobedience of mandatory consumption laws and finally creating less then desirable social reputations. Transition: Let's begin by talking about how binge drinking affects the main goal of attending college, completing your work! II. Body A.
Because the stereotypical college student reaches the age of legal consumption of alcohol in his or her college years, we associate college life with late nights, parties, and alcohol. By just two words, college student, we feel like we already know the person. We have a student who attends classes during the day, footballs games
The first six weeks of enrollment are critical to first-year student success. Because many students initiate heavy drinking during these early days of college, the potential exists for excessive alcohol consumption to interfere with successful adaptation to campus life. The transition to college is often so
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;