Article Review: 'What Colleges Need To Know Now'

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The article What Colleges Need to Know Now: An Update on College Drinking Research, published by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), looks at the different aspects of college drinking as well as its consequences and the measures taken to intervene and prevent the repercussions of drinking, such as serious injury, death, DWI, and assault (USDHHS, 2007, p. 1). , What Colleges Need to Know Now: An Update on College Drinking Research examines several ways of intervening and treating college alcohol addiction and puts them into action ranging from individual approaches where one would monitor a student mandated for alcohol use. For instance, in a study 10 students, mandated to partake in a substance abuse prevention program …show more content…
Binge drinking, defined as "a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 gram-percent or above" (USDHHS, 2007, p. 2), described as one of the leading causes of alcohol related incidents on college campuses. This kind of drinking has become a typical thing to do with social …show more content…
6-7). However, research methods of intervention and prevention mentioned in previous paragraphs combat this belief. While a great many of these methods are effective some of them are ineffective and not cost efficient due to low participation, some college campuses having too high a level of drinking or cost. Despite this, experts are still working to find the best means of raising awareness and lowering alcohol abuse on college campuses. The purpose of this article, is to analyze and offer means of intervention to prevent drinking related problems on college campuses through means of research, education, trial, and error. This purpose is thoroughly stated throughout the entire article as each section offers further evidence and reasoning to increase the credibility and strength of the purpose. While the article clearly articulates a purpose, a question on the issue is not well stated. Due to this the article leaves readers to create their own questions as the article only gives facts to strengthen its

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