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Alcohol abuse is a major problem throughout college campuses in America. The majority of college students may not think it is an enormous problem, but it is. Alcohol abuse is among one of the biggest problems that colleges and universities across America face. Speaking at the Senate Committee of Homeland and Government Affairs, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut stated, “Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people realize and today threatens too many of our youth.” College students’ abuse of alcohol has an impact on their fellow students, campus, and the surrounding communities. (College drinking problems and research solutions) Some consequences college students face for abusing alcohol include academic obstacles and unprotected sex. Nonetheless, colleges and societies can still do things to reduce the problem of student binge drinking. One of the major effects of college alcohol abuse is a decline in academic performance. Every weekend, majority of college students nationwide forget about their studies and go out to drink. College students who habitually spend their free time partying and drinking will often see a drop in their grades. According to a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “25 percent of college student … miss class, do poorly on exams or papers, and receive lower grade overall” [as a result of their alcohol abuse] (Wechsler et al.,). For example, if a student is suffering from a hangover, they are more likely to miss class, consequential in failing grades. Additionally, “there is some evidence that chronic drinkers have a hard time keeping their attention focused and maintaining their concentration” (Grades and Alco... ... middle of paper ... ...t in helping a student that is passed out without the fear of being in legal or academic trouble. Lastly, having “safe ride” program would prevent the student from drinking and driving, especially at night. Works Cited Anderson, E.R. “Lieberman Condemns Binge Drinking Among College Students as Serious Health Issue.” United State Senate Committee, Washington D.C. 15 May, 2002. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. Abbey, Antonia. “Alcohol Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem among College Students.” Department of Community Medicine, Wayne State University. Web. 27 Nov.2011 Parker-Pope, Tara, “Party Schools Do Little to Curb Drinking.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2009. Web. 29 Nov. 2011 “Alcohol Abuse Among College Student.” 28 Oct. 2011. Web. 4 Nov. 2011 Wechsler et al,. “A Snapshot of College Drinking Consequences.” 7 Jan. 2011 Web. 4 Nov. 2011
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