Some of these parties include alcohol, and we can be pretty sure it wasn’t bought by the graduate unless they flunked a few times and are of legal age. Parents, other adults, and older friends supply the liquor and beer for the underage partiers. When the graduates make the next major step in their life and head for college, they are confronted with many opportunities to get hammered, sloshed, annihilated, drunk, inebriated, intoxicated, wasted, and totally smashed. Other college students are eager to help their young, new friends out by taking them for a trip to the liquor store. Since some bars are legal to those over the age of eighteen, it’s not a problem getting served there either.
The majority of college women consume alcohol and about 40% of them report binge-drinking (Parks & Fals-Stewart (2004). Hooking up and alcohol consumption have become closely related, people use alcohol to alleviate anxiety and help them to enjoy themselves. Alcohol may also be used to justify a persons actions, alcohol gives them permission to make poor decisions (Fielder et al., 2014). While hookups and drinking have become so common on college campuses, they have definitely led to some negative side effects. Some of these effects are sexual victimization, STIs, and depression (Fielder et al., 2014).
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.
Many temptations are faced in college culture and one of them is underage drinking and driving. Underage drinking and driving has essentially become an epidemic, rapidly developing among today’s youth. College culture has come to encourage drinking and driving through the places and people that surround the students (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, October 2002). Some people don’t see underage drinking as an issue, when in fact it is a huge issue that every teenager will face. Since underage drinking is illegal people want to rebel by drinking; additionally, alcohol is really easy to get ahold of in college.
Alcohol and College Students Introduction: I decided to research alcohol, because of the large numbers of lives that alcohol ruins not only in the short run but also for the rest of peoples lives. Growing up I have witnessed many people who have developed alcohol problems at a young age and allowed it to take control of the way that they live their lives. It is obvious that alcohol has become a dangerous problem for college students in and out of the classroom. Research Methods: To understand why alcohol is a problem for college students, I decided to survey a random sample of 26 students here at State U. I designed the survey to be a quick and effective way to obtain the drinking habits of college students in order to discover where possible alcohol problems may arise. I chose to survey a random sample of students in order to get a complete response from older students as well as some of the younger students.
336). Rome is not built in one day; the culture of binge drinking among colleges has also been cultivated from many decades ago. The phenomenon can also be demonstrated in “the Battle of the Binge”; Hitt picked up binge drinking almost a decade ago. What’s worse, the bad habits can be passed through generation to generation if drunkards don’t realize it is a really bad behavior. Some alumni who are binge drinker at college will possibly indulge their children with alcohol
“80 percent of teen-agers have tried alcohol, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in the top three causes of death among teens: accidents, homicide and suicide” (Underage, CNN.com pg 3). Students may use drinking as a form of socializing, but is it really as good as it seems? The tradition of drinking has developed into a kind of “culture” fixed in every level of the college student environment. Customs handed down through generations of college drinkers reinforce students' expectation that alcohol is a necessary ingredient for social success. These perceptions of drinking are the going to ruin the lives of the students because it will lead to the development alcoholism.
Thomas J. Johnson reports in a current article that “Drinking games are a popular context for college student drinking and appear to be strongly associated with incidents of sexual victimization” (304). He goes on to note, “As many as 80% of students may participate in a drinking game at some point during their college career” (304). It is clear that sexual aggression is an issue that affects every college student, whether he or she is dr... ... middle of paper ... ...735. Expanded Academic ASAP. Cullom-Davis Library.
I never even realized how many other students were living a sober life style until I came to the University of Nevada Reno and joined an organization dedicated to supporting sober students. So, why is it that the sober community is so unfamiliar to the overall college community? When asked what the most popular thing to do at college on a weekend is, many students might respond with “go out and party,” even many of the students in recovery have this response. Why is it that drinking and partying has become the stereotype of college? Students seem to find it odd to have sober communities because they believe drinking and partying is all part of the college experience.
Binge drinking is most commonly associated with college, and sometimes high school life. It is during this period that the majority of binge drinking occurs, mainly because of the accompanying party culture. Binge drinking is the most serious health related problem on college campuses. Binge drinking is often born from casual drinking here, partially due to the participants lacking the self-control needed to regulate their consumption. Another influence many college students face is their peers pressuring them to consume excess alcohol.