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High-Risk College Drinking: Not Your Child?

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High-Risk College Drinking: Not Your Child?

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The majority of full-time college students ages 18-22 use alcohol.

An infographic uses the shape of an upside-down triangle on a chalkboard to show that among all full-time college students ages 18-22: 60% use alcohol, 40% binge drink, and 14% drink heavily. A note defines binge drinking as at least five drinks on one occasion during the past month and heavy drinking as binge drinking at least five times during the month.

Whether they drink or not, virtually all students experience the negative effects of college drinking on student health and campus safety.

An infographic bar chart, titled “Estimated annual consequences of college drinking,” shows the following consequences: physical assault2, 696,000; injured2, 599,000; unsafe sex3, 400,000; alcohol-related arrests3, 110,000; sexual assault/date rape2; and death2, 1,825.

Get informed. Get involved. Help prevent underage and high-risk college drinking.
https://www.StopAlcoholAbuse.gov

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Sources:

The footnotes are as follows:
1 http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2012SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindings/NSDUHresults2012.htm#ch3.1.6
2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2701090
3 http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/statssummaries/snapshot.aspx

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