"There is probably nothing that presents a greater risk (or risks) to safe and successful completion of a college career than the high-risk use of alcohol. Drinking is directly related to lower academic performance, dropping out of college, high-risk sexual activity, sexual assault and rape, vandalism, violent behavior and death, and injury from alcohol-related car crashes."
Roger Svendsen and Tom Griffen Health Promotion Resources
Myth and reality link alcohol abuse to college students. The reality is that many first year college students have already used alcohol by the time they arrive on campus. The myth is that it is inevitable college students will abuse alcohol during their college years. Studies indicate more college students are now choosing to limit or be abstinent in the use of alcoholic beverages.
People who use/abuse alcohol often have their own set of beliefs about how the substance behaves once it is ingested. To learn more about the science of how alcohol reacts in our bodies go to:
http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/collegestudents/ , then click on "Interactive Body" and "Alcohol Myths". Another good place to look is
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