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by Ncama1 on November 5, 2013 - 5:17pm
Excessive College drinking is a very major issue, because as a result of this many kids die because of alcohol poisoning this is a very serious issue. Many young students will be exposed to many things in the college transition such as time management, social activities and living arrangements. This kind of transition is often the cause of risky behavior such as excessive alcohol consumption. The article Alcohol drinking among college students (2013) states that there is little evidence about the social determinants of alcohol consumption among college students. The article explores how college environmental factors shape students drinking behaviors. In May of 2010 a web questionnaire was sent to all bachelor and master students registered with an important Belgian university; 7,015 students participated. The survey looked at drinking behavior, social involvement, college environmental factors, drinking norms, and positive drinking consequences. The results showed that on average each student had 1.7 drinks a day and 2.8 episodes of abusive drinking a month. Some major findings were the more a student was exposed to college environmental factors, the greater the risk of heavy, frequent, and abusive drinking. Alcohol consumption increased for students living on campus, and living in a dormitory with a higher number of room-mates. The article states that to fix the problem educational and college authorities need to acknowledge universities’ responsibility in relation to their students’ drinking behavior and to commit themselves to support an environment of responsible drinking.
The main purpose of this article is to explore how many college kids drink and how many drinking episodes they have in college. The key question the author is addressing in this article is how to stop excessive drinking and what causes college kids to drink. The key concepts we need to understand is that college puts a lot of stress on kids with the living adjustments, social interactions and school work that drinking may be a way to relieve the stress. The main assumptions underlying the authors thinking is that even though the more students are exposed to college environmental factors the more the drink most of the time kids can’t avoid it. If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are that kids could continue to drink excessively and even die from alcohol poisoning. The main points of view presented in this article are that college kids drink because of environmental factors they are forced to face and peer pressure, also they view this that it’s okay to drink responsibly but not excessively and that its universities responsibility to enforce responsible drinking even though they enforce no drinking unless you’re over 21.
Lorant, V. (2013) Alcohol drinking among college students: college responsibility for personal troubles. BMC Public Health (1-9)