It is widely accepted that people drink alcohol in order to deal with stress. Therefore would that

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It is widely accepted that people drink alcohol in order to deal with stress. Therefore would that also hold true with college students? Do Eastern Michigan University students drink to be social and to deal with stressors associated with college life? Information on the significance of the problem addressed College should be the best four years of our lives. Instead studies are showing that students are showing record levels of stress in regards to college. Academics, finances, family issues, and concerns with finding a job after graduation top the list of stressors. The Michigan State University student newspaper, The Independent Voice (Feb. 2013) noted that “more than half of college students reported above average or…show more content…
Students who binge drink are more likely to put themselves and others at risk for injury by operating or riding in a motor vehicle after drinking. Annually an estimated 30,000 college students require medical treatment after overdosing on alcohol. Lastly, students who attend schools with high rates of binge drinking experience a greater number of secondhand effects such as disruption of sleep or study, property damage, and verbal, physical, or sexual violence. One statistical forecast we found while reviewing the literature stated that between 2% to 3% of the nation’s college undergraduates will ultimately die from alcohol-related causes. The National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions conducted a recent survey which noted that 19% of college students’ age eighteen to twenty-four years of age met the criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual on Mental Disorders for alcohol abuse or dependence. Five percent of those same students sought treatment for alcohol problems in the past year while 3% of them thought they should seek help but did not. The U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) identified binge drinking among college students as a major public health problem. In “Healthy People 2010” which sets U.S. public health goals through the year 2010, the Federal government has singled out binge drinking among college students for a specific, targeted reduction (i.e., from 39 to 20

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