According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), “abusive and underage college drinking are significant public health problems, and they exact an enormous toll on the intellectual and social lives of students on campuses across the United States.” NIAA estimates that, each year, 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.
In the United States, 14 grams of pure alcohol are considered a standard drink — which is equal to 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits.
More and more campuses today are recognizing the importance of providing alcohol-free social, recreational and other extracurricular options that deter students from high-risk alcohol use. According to a 2008 survey, nearly 90 percent of colleges sponsored substance-free events. The same report reveals that students are showing strong interest in alcohol-free activities –with 55 percent of respondents indicating interest in events that do not focus on alcohol.
The Alcohol Prevention Coalition released this report explaining how some colleges are taking action to promote healthy, substance-free campuses — here are some of the initiatives and the results that followed:
i think the score i made well
Even though it is the right thing to do, college students should be able to have alcohol on special occasions, but on the other hand they can get carried away with it.
That is good because they don’t need be having alcohol in school
Yea, we should it is much safe
I think they are doing whats right,because,the people today are doing the wrong and need to be set down the right path,help our kids.
I think there are doing the right thing to SET KIDS STAIGHT! If kids learn now that its bad it will have a infulance throughout there lives
it really not to banned the drunk thing and I think it really hurt people feel and people think that we don’t have a life
I think the ban will affect college life by having less people getting hospitalised and raped. And I think the ban is a good thing.