Binge Drinking Effects

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Binge Drinking is a problem that is present in most, if not all colleges and universities. A late night of partying and drinking may sound safe at first, but the effects of such heavy drinking are dangerous. The consequences are often glanced at, but are not considered when the bottle takes over. College students who drink many drinks within a small period of time, often overlook what can happen from the binge drinking session. Serious effects of binge drinking are: poor academic performance, health issues such as liver failure, as well as crime.
As the bottle becomes more important than being successful, academic performance among binge drinking college students declines. According to a study from Penn State, “Students who had not abused alcohol
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Binge drinking will impair judgement and make one unfit to fully think about the consequences of dangerous actions before executing them. The most noted crime is drinking while being intoxicated. A result of the amount of accidents and deaths that come from drinking and driving, is the appointment of a designated driver. Appointing a designated driver is highly recommended, as the person behind the wheel will have no alcohol in his or her bloodstream. The driver will not be feeling the effects of the alcohol as much as the intoxicated passengers, but the key is to make sure everyone makes it home safely. Designated drivers certainly allow other drivers stay safe and alive on the road. Along with driving under the influence, comes the rise of sexual assault on college campuses. The New York Times reports that, “... alcohol was a factor in 97,000 cases of sexual assault and date rape cases each year…” (“No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault.”). In response to such crimes, legislation has been passed to limit the amount of alcohol that can be present in a person’s bloodstream, as well as the amount a person possesses. In Palo Alto, California, a new law limits the possession of hard alcohol to bottles that are smaller than 750 milliliters, and also places a ban on liquor at undergraduate parties (“No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault.”). Such legislation is one of the many solutions that are being executed. Consequently, students who binge drink and commit serious crimes ruin their lives due to poor

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