Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Letter: Column Prompts Binge-Drinking Alert

Fairfield Citizen, May 23, 2014

"I don't think most parents are aware of how much binge drinking is going on these days in middle school, high school and college. The consequences can be quite serious, including death. Each year, an estimated 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related, unintentional injuries.

Check out www.samspadyfoundation.org and read the heartbreaking story of a beautiful college girl named Samatha Spady who died because she drank too many shots of vanilla vodka in a dorm room, passed out (a sign of alcohol poisoning that should never be ignored) and was left in a frat house to 'sleep it off.' Well, Samantha Spady never woke up.

Rape and sexual assault (of both males and females) also can result after a night of drinking, as well as drunk driving, fighting, vandalism and/or arrests." Read more

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