Thursday, July 29, 2010

Binge Drinking Crisis Among Teens, College Students

9 News Now (Fairfax, VA) July 29:

"YouTube is full of videos of young people who appear to be binge drinking. If you need proof it's happening everywhere, especially on college campuses, meet Ryan Smith. He's with Virginia Tech's Center for Applied Behavior Systems which is studying alcohol consumption. They give 400 breathalyzer tests every Thursday night in Blacksburg, at Fraternity parties around and downtown...Smith says more than 60% of their tests show people with over .08 blood alcohol content, the legal DUI limit. But 15% are over .2 BAC, more than twice the legal limit. 'It's about tremendous amounts consumed very rapidly and kids getting totally drunk,' said Jeff Levy who lost his son in a drunk driving wreck after the driver, a student at Radford, had been binge drinking. 'My son was one of five students that died in a single weekend in alcohol related incidents in college in Virginia.' Levy says parents need to be strict about not allowing their underage kids to drink..."
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