Binge Drinking On America's Campuses Essay

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Binge Drinking on America's Campuses

On any Friday or Saturday night, the average college student is usually drinking, dancing and out having fun. They typically party with friends at fraternity parties, bars, and clubs; and unfortunately most of these students are underage, consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or 'Binge Drinking'. Binge drinking results in several detrimental outcomes, some are even fatal. Today this type of drinking is rampant on educational campuses everywhere. Large and small, urban and rural educational institutions are not left unaffected by this growing trend to binge drink.

Binge drinking is defined as "the consumption of five or more drinks, in a row, on at least one occasion" (NCADI). Several
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There are countless ways to binge drink. The most common way is to just drink, and drink, and drink some more until the person either regurgitates the alcohol, ?passes out?, or just stops drinking. Peer pressure to binge drink is extremely influential and powerful in pushing students to binge. There are many different ways to binge drink. One way is to play drinking card games. First, there is a card game called ?Asshole?, in which the dealer deals the deck of cards out to any number of people. The object of this game is to get rid of all your cards first in order from 2 to Ace. The first person to be rid of all his/her cards is ?president? in the next game; the last person to get rid of his/her cards is the ?Asshole?. In the second game, the ?president? can make anyone in the game drink, as many times as he/she wants. Also, anyone in the game who is not the ?Asshole? may tell the ?Asshole? to drink at anytime. There are numerous other card games utilized to binge drink. This list includes games such as: 31, Kings, F*** You Pyramid, and High-Low.

Another way to binge drinking is the game called ?Beer Pong?. It is played on a Ping-Pong table, with 6 medium sized cups at each end filled about 1/3rd with beer and set up like bowling pins. There
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