Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fighting Binge Drinking on Campus? It Takes a Village.

Newsweek Education, December 1, 2010

"It’s no secret that binge drinking is a thriving extracurricular activity on most college campuses today—any frat party or tailgate bash will show you that. For years, university administrations have vowed to crack down on the practice, but their efforts seem to consistently fall short, as evidenced by student deaths and booze-induced sexual-abuse crimes. Nearly half of college students binge-drink, meaning they have five or more drinks in one sitting with the intention of getting drunk, says the Core Institute, a Southern Illinois University group that administers national surveys and tracks alcohol use at colleges and universities. What’s worse, more than 1,800 students die each year in alcohol-related accidents—a number that is rising." Read More

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