Alcohol Overview

Drinking in college is becoming more of a problem for campuses nationwide. According to collegedrinkingprevention.gov, roughly 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related injuries each year. College campuses are trying to find ways to prevent alcohol abuse and injury and/or death.

Campuses nation wide are trying to control the issue in several different ways. According to potsdam.edu, some Schools are trying to use scare tactics, like associating alcohol with hard drugs. Other campuses have tried to come up with idea's on how to tell students the responsibilty that goes along with drinking. A study by marininstitute.org show that colleges have also tried to get rid of bars surrounding the campus area to reduce the temptations of binge drinking. An article out of USA Today say that back in 2008, presidents from 100 of the best known United States Universities, rallied to try to spark a debate among lowers the drinking age to help reduce the binge drinking on campus.

There are many ways schools are tryirng to eliminate the dangerous side effects of drinking on college campus. No one way will always work, nor be the best solution for a certian campus. Campuses nation wide are picking and choosing their own battles. Alcohol on college campuses will be around for many years to come.

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Bibliography

College Drinking: A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences." Research about Alcohol and College Drinking Prevention. 16 Feb. 2011. http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/statssummaries/snapshot.aspx. Web. The web page has numerous statistics about drinking on college campuses. it shows the number of deaths, injuries and assualts nation wide of college students being under the influence of alcohol.

Top 20 Party Colleges - The Truth Behind the Reviews." Marin Institute. 21 Feb, 2011.
http://www.marininstitute.org/alcohol_policy/campus.htm. Web. The websites explains the issue on college students drinking and bingeing. It then goes into details on different ways colleges are trying to change the amount of drinking, and drinking related problems on their campuses.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Underage Drinking & Alcohol Abuse." W2 Webserver.
21 Feb. 2011. http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/UnderageDrinking.html. Web. The websites shows that colleges that have more bars around campuses and more places to get alcohol are more likely to have high number of students drinking. Bars that promote drinking specials are also promoting college students to drink because of cheap prices.

Healthy Penn State Initiative." Alcohol. 02 Mar. 2011. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.personal.psu.edu/amr27/blogs/uhs_website/alcohol%2520bottles.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.personal.psu.edu/amr27/blogs/uhs_website/alcohol/alcohol.html&usg=__SqdcIy2fluFxI8SgFQ9z-d5pqKI=&h=324&w=432&sz=137&hl=en&start=23&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=HuPYB4Cx35-YyM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dalcohol%26start%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=voxuTfaeLYK2sAPk_bjKCw. Web. The photo on the page.