Each fall, approximately 21.6 million young adults like you head off to start their school years at college with the opportunity to engage in drinking and partying like never before. It’s no secret that college students drink alcohol, but the amount can be alarming.
Regardless of age, area of study or other identifying information, the bottom line is this: 80% of college students – or two times the population of New York City – drink alcohol. It’s not always innocent, infrequent behavior; 50% – or more than the population of Virginia – binge drink. It seems as though no demographic is in the clear, even 88% of college athletes report drinking alcohol, a higher concentration than the general college population.
The effects of college drinking can and should be a concern. Thousands of college students die from alcohol related deaths each year and hundreds of thousands are assaulted by another student who has consumed alcohol. Other situations directly linked to alcohol use and abuse, include academic problems, alcohol-related health problems, suicide and suicide attempts, injuries and crimes.
Take the time to consider your own actions and those of your friends. Is your alcohol use strictly casual or does it have the potential to develop into something more? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
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