Is It Really Just College?

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Carlos Schemmel 2nd Rough Draft Inquiry 3 October 20, 2015 Is It Really Just College? A growing problem in today’s college culture is binge drinking and sexual assault. More and more teenagers in college are becoming sucked into this idea of drinking to get drunk. While the legal age is 21, it is not realistic to attempt to eradicate underage drinking from college campuses. However, the dangers of binge drinking can be catastrophic. And for parents, especially female parents, their greatest fear is someone abusing their child as the send them away to college. In general, most underage kids will have a beer sometime in their college experience. About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall. Ultimately, receiving treatment can improve an individual’s chances of success in overcoming an AUD and asking for help is the first step. The stigma for asking for help as a weakness must be shattered, because in reality asking for help is a sign of strength. By asking for help and receiving treatment and awareness from the beginning, college campuses can take great strides to protecting its students across campus. Imagine walking uptown on a Friday, and you see a stumbling freshman girl, distraught, makeup everywhere, eyes bloodshot, crying, and she is muttering over and over, “He used me, I said no. He used me I said no.” How do you
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