There are far too many examples of how drinking among college fraternities and sororities have led to severe consequences. Heavy consumption of alcohol has been the cause of an increased number of assaults and unintentional injuries on campuses across the United States. College students who binge or are excessive drinkers are able to avoid being labeled an alcoholic because it’s socially acceptable in college to drink and drink often. Students that consider this concept should be aware. The distinction is that “when drinking begins to interfere with any aspect of a person’s life it’s considered alcohol abuse.
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.
and majority of the commercials are alcohol related. It makes me want to open a bottle of beer and start drinking. I believe images and messages from the media cause teens to drink at a younger age and make drinking seem not only acceptable, but also desirable. The media has a huge influence on young teenagers the multiple advertisements on alcoholic drinks captivates their eyes and pulls them towards drinking. Studies have shown in 2007 at John Hopkins University that, “among a
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). For college students, health issues may not seem relevant, or carry that much weight; after all, many young adults believe they’re invincible. Binge drinking affects the entire college community, not just those who partake in drinking. To change this culture, colleges need help from parents, the Greeks, and the alumni. To begin, parents are usually the last to know that their children are influenced by
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.
However, as time went on, more and more citizens grew sick of not having alcohol, and tried to work their way around the liquor ban. Luckily for them, the Volstead Act contained some loopholes, which the public immediately took advantage of. Throughout Prohibition, some distilleries were still allowed to produce "medicinal whiskey". Bootleggers (alcohol smugglers) quickly discovered that running a pharmacy was the perfect front for their actual trade. Due to this, the number of pharmacists in the state of New York more than tripled during the Prohibition era.
Fraternaties are allowed to host parties at their houses wil open bars and underage drinking. A major negative of being in a sorority is that Greek members drink in greater quantities and more frequantly than a non-Greek participant (Barry, 309). According to an article in the ”Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education,” there is a 15 precent increase in the amount of alcohol consumed by a greek student in a given week compared to that of a non-greek student(Caron, Moskey, and Hovey, 53). There is a major negative of being a member of a fraternity or sorority there is a greater pressure to consume alcohol. Being apart of greek life each chapter is kept under watch in multiple ways;such as IFC, Panhellenic, Greek life advisor, Alumni board, board of Trustees, and nationals.
After reading the title of the article and seeing the date of the publication, I felt that this article would consist of up-to-date opinions about how binge drinking is becoming more popular in colleges across America. The author states how students will fall into the campus life and participate in campus rituals. Students will want to experience or celebrate their freedom with their fellow students by binge drinking. For those students who are not allowed to drink freely in a public facility such as a bar or club will simply turn to drinking in their dorms or other non public places. This problem can lead to hospitalization or even death.
Demark k. Blue English 0104 Deana Johnson September 14, 2014 Binge Drinking Comparison Essay In the Articles “Taking Up Binge Drinking in College: The Influences of Person, Social Group, and Environment” by Elissa R. Weitzman, Toben F. Nelson, and Henry Wechsler and “Environment, not Education” also by Henry Wechsler and Elissa Weitzman. The Article discusses the different ways college students take up binge drinking. The purpose of an Abstract is it gives you a better understanding of the article and it describes a longer work. The problem being investigated is the advantaged of underage College Students has easy excess to alcohol and how the Environment influence people to take up binge drinking. The Article is written for Researcher,
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).