The Problem Of Binge Drinking Among College Students

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Binge Drinking Among College Students Zach Wamp once stated that, “Because these kids get away from their parents, they binge drink until they are sick. Dozens of them are going to the hospital, and some of them dying…” This statement could not be truer. Binge drinking among teens, especially college students, is a serious problem in today’s world. This is an easily fixed problem, however. If teens and college students’ free time was filled with participating in more extracurricular activities, there would be less time for binge drinking, or drinking in general. There are many reasons why young people binge drink, and a lot of studies have been done on this. Despite the many excuses kids use to binge drink, I believe there are two that are more prevalent than others: College students have more freedom now that they are out from under their parent’s roof and because of peer pressure and wanting to “fit in.” These are both not good reasons, but it seems they are the most used reasons. Living with parents generally comes with having to follow an unnegotiable set of rules. Some parents are more lenient, but all parents have rules they expect their child or children to follow. One strict rule my parents have is that I am not allowed to drink alcohol, let alone binge…show more content…
Another possible solution is colleges offering more extracurricular activities such as dances, game nights, movie nights, study sessions or just having a fun place for students to hang out in like a big game room. These all sound much more appealing to me than cracking open a cold one. It is all good, harmless fun. This solution will not be 100 percent effective because college students will always drink, but I think it will cut down the number of college students binge drinking
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