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A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at US Colleges

Recently released by the Task Force of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this report highlights and responds to the growing epidemic of college drinking. Unfortunately, in recent years, attention to college drinking has focused on the consequences of excessive drinking rather than the drinking itself. Conversely, this report brings attention to the problem of college drinking and also provides suggestions and recommended strategies to combat this problem. According to the report, "at least 1,400 college student deaths a year are linked to alcohol." Furthermore, students who drink excessively have "higher rates of injuries, assaults, academic problems, arrests, vandalism, and other health and social problems, compared with their non-drinking counterparts." As the report reveals, this is not just a student problem, and it requires more than a student-level solution. Solutions involve everyone within the campus and local communities, including campus administrators, professors, health educators, policy makers, and parents.
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Alternate Title Changing the Culture of Drinking at US Colleges
Date Issued 2002
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-04-12
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