Binge Drinking On College Campuses

1536 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
Lisa Martinez
WRT 106
Dr. Yacob Ali
30 November 2015
Binge Drinking on College Campuses Approximately four out of five college students drink alcohol (niaaa.nih.gov). Although alcohol does not have immediate negative effects, over consumption can lead to serious consequences. For example, 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries (niaaa.nih.gov).Most alcohol-related injuries and accident are a result of binge drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dl. “Although people of all ages, races, and genders participate in binge drinking, it is especially popular among college students”(Clinkinbeard & Michael 302). Although a majority of college students are under aged and leaglly can not drink, binge drinking has become so prevalent, that it has become part of college culture. In movies, television shows, and music, alcohol is often referenced and can influence students to make regrettable decisions. When students decide to binge drink, they can experience the consequences that result from it. Binge drinking has become a major problem on college campuses across the country and can negatively impact a student’s health, social life, academic performance, and it can lead to unintentional injuries and deaths. Alcohol is any drink that contains Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol,…
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