Doom Drinking “Our kids have to understand that drinking underage is a poor decision that could drastically affect their chances to achieve the goals they 've set.” - Tony Cardenas Going to college for any incoming freshman can be quite different and very challenging, since this is probably their first time being on their own. College freshman are exposed to many different situations and new ideas where decision making is everything. As with everything else in life most students either pass or either fail the test that life presents you. Binge drinking is now a common thing to do and alcohol is now tangible. “Excessive drinking over a short period of time is known as binge drinking” (Binge Drinking in College).
The knowledge of college students, is lacking when it comes to decisions for drinking. They often believe they know there limits. When going to college if there was a previous lack of exposure to alcohol; it may even be worse for students not knowing the threats of binge drinking. Some threats include fatality, or other health illnesses such as heart disease, and liver damage. Not being fully... ... middle of paper ... ...ble brain damage.
Yi Yang Instructor: Randall L. Arthur English 20 4/15/14 Binge Drinking is Poisoning College Students The problem of binge drinking, especially among college students, is an important issue that must be solved as soon as possible. “Too Many Colleges are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” by Wechsler et al. and “the Battle of the Binge” by Jack Hitt focus on a similar point relating to binge drinking. Supported by reliable surveys and rigorous analysis, “Too Many Colleges are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” illustrates how binge drinking does harm to college students and proposes a feasible solution to it from the perspective of college officials. On the other hand, Jack Hitt displays the alcohol-related damages by recalling what he
The peer pressure to fit in is horrid in college. Older students already twenty-one, convincing freshmen to binge drink fail to consider the consequences. Known facts show “Those consequences can range in severity from having a hangover, performing poorly on a test, or missing class to getting into an argument or fight, driving under the influence, being hurt or injured, or being taken advantage of sexually.” (NCADD). The consequences may not seem much, till it becomes personal issues then leading to more binge drinking. The need to be involved with others only is damaging and controlling; wanting to follow the scene to gain sociability skills and popularity with binge drinking is not appropriate but continues to happen
Should IPU totally ban alcohol on campus? Some student finds it is hard to answer that question, and most of male student would answer “it does depend on the situation and the mood bro.”. It is not a secret that alcoholic drinks could make a person feel better and more relax especially for a man, if he experiencing depression or stress males often hangout with their friend to overcome their struggle, even I used to drink alcohol sometimes whenever I had problems with my school life, relationship or if I fell under pressure. Even though alcoholic drinks can have some temporary stress relieving benefit, alcohol has plenty of bad side effects for individual and their social environment. Most Universities ban alcoholic drinking on their campuses, but some campus still allow student to drink alcohol in designated areas or for certain events, like our beloved IPU campus for example.
There are things that directly lead to drinking problems such as depression but most of the causes for it are just any old excuse. If I had to decide on main causes for binge drinking they would be depression and simple excuses that give students a reason to drink. People that are depressed usually have thoughts of giving up on life, so by drinking they are just easing their pain. Most of the binge drinking that goes on in college is because students feel that they are supposed to drink, its a college tradition in a way. This is why students will use any excuse they can to drink.
When these fresh college students finally get out of their parents' house they are ready to party, and this usually involves drinking a decent amount of alcohol. Joe's problem relies on his own decisions, but is influenced tremendously by his own peers, the same ones judging him for having this so called "problem". When Joe drinks his friends say he often goes beyond his limits, drinking to the point of vomiting, and not remembering the night before. But what they need to do is help Joe out by telling him how foolish he looks when he is this trashed, and that he needs to slow down. Instead of simply looking at him as the alcoholic of the group and that he has a major problem.
College is a time when a student is put into a new environment filled with new people and opportunities to try new things. This is also a time when most students finally feel like adults since they can move away from parents and make their own decisions. Sometimes college students get carried away with this new found freedom and make some bad choices. One of these bad choices is drinking alcohol that can turn into binge drinking which has many consequences. Drinking alcohol has become a large part of college environments and it can range from a simple glass of wine in a dorm room to a keg stands at a house party.
His mother was very aware of the signs. His grades went down, he started skipping classes, he lied to his mother, he was hanging out with friends who drank a lot and were always in trouble. Fortunately, he was given a second chance and he is in a program that is helping him recover. Teen drinking and alcoholism can be treated if treatment is started early. There is no known cure for alcoholism, but alcoholics can lead productive lives with help.
Many people think that it will be easier to meet people at party if there is alcohol. When the majority of students look at a college they look at the sports teams, academics, and they actually... ... middle of paper ... ...them when they take just one drink of alcohol, even if it is just one shot or one beer, it affect you. Most college student drink to socialize and that is not a good thing to do. When a students, or anyone, drink to be social there are more likely to have more then what they intended. Alcohol will affect the way that students think, feel, act, and socialize with others.