Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Social media influence on binge drinking

UNO Gateway, January 8, 2013

"New Year’s Eve, while synonymous with optimistic new beginnings and resolutions, is equally known for its promotion of all things bubbly and alcoholic. For Mason Sumnicht, a 21-year-old senior and fraternity pledge at Sigma Pi at Chico State University in California, he didn’t get the chance to watch the ball drop into 2013 because he had imbibed one too many drinks this November. He died after attempting to down 21 shots for his 21st birthday.
Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 percent or above. It has become a sport for many college students, testing their limits and risking their lives by trying to consume as much alcohol as in little time as possible." Read More

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