Alcohol Consumption in College

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The Norming of Alcohol Consumption in College
Paul Vieira
Daniel Webster College

Abstract In colleges all around America alcohol consumption by college students is becoming normal. This drinking is happening mostly in the students’ dorm rooms on campus. Students are unaware of the negative effects of alcohol and usually participate in binge drinking, which for men is having more than five drinks in one occasion, and for women is having four or more drinks. In order to help prevent alcohol consumption, the colleges themselves must have guidelines in place to inform people about the dangers of alcohol. Strict alcohol rules such as complying with the 21 year old drinking age are also more hands on activities colleges can engage in to stop drinking.

The Norming of Alcohol Consumption in College
For many students, college is a new experience where they have to make their own decisions about their daily lives. For many students at first it is a difficult adjustment to move away from family and friends and have to deal with this. With this newly found freedom more and more students will consume alcohol on a regular basis. According to the University of Villanova, “Nationally, a very large majority, about 80 percent, of college students uses alcohol” (Villanova). This drinking is mostly happening on the college campuses inside of the students dorm rooms, or at another place on campus. Though colleges do not endorse drinking for students under the legal drinking age, students find ways to access alcohol. Non-serious alcohol consumption for students is usually classified as having four drinks or fewer during one occasion of drinking. However, other students participate in binge drinking, which is having more than five drinks in one occasion and is becoming a serious issue with college students. In order to help fix these problems most colleges have…...

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