Causes Of Binge Drinking In College

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Binge drinking in college students has become the unfortunate trend of the modern day. Some think it’s just kids having a good time but others call it ¨The Plague On College Campuses¨. Binge drinking is when someone drinks double or more than their body can handle. For example, two pints of beer is the usual amount the body is supposed to take in but if someone were to drink fourthat would be categorized as binge drinking. College students are the number one age group that consume a great deal of alcohol in a small period of time. There are different reasons for what causes these students to intake so much of this liquid drug, but do they also realize the effects of it? Students in college drink a heavy amount of alcohol for three reasons: …show more content…
College is the time where people think they’re supposed to find their soulmate and have the ultimate love story. Everybody in general goes through relationship problems but as I stated earlier, college kids are of the most stressed so with relationships plus all the school work and parents hounding them, it gets really hard really fast. I personally know someone in college who was upset about breaking up with her boyfriend because she thought they were going to be forever. To stop feeling for a little bit she drank and drank until she couldn’t remember the guy’s name and and her whole body was numb. When people are sad they look for a way not to feel that way anymore and alcohol can do that for them. They don’t want to wait for their heart to heal, they want to just stop feeling whether it be emotionally or physically; alcohol fixes both of those. College students go through this the most because it’s ẗhe dating age¨ of today and in high school the main focus of kids was getting into college and what they’re going to wear to a school dance. Now if they’re having relationship problems, instead of talking, they drink their problems …show more content…
Waking up not remembering that you had sex with someone that most likely took advantage of you while you weren’t aware of anything going on is terrifying. People, majority are girls, get sexually assaulted while they’re drunk. “Seventy thousand cases of rape and sexual assault have been reported in a year do to binge drinking and blacking out” (6 ABC News). When a student binge drinks and they don’t know what’s going on, they make tons of poor decisions as well. Drinking and driving is one that occurs all too often. The second a non-fully-functional person gets behind the wheel, everyone driving at that time is at risk. They can injure themselves and anyone around and most of the time someone dies. One thousand eight-hundred and twenty five college students between the ages of 18 to 24 die from alcohol related injuries and a majority of them are from drunk driving (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism). That affects a whole family and their friends. All because someone couldn’t put down the

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