Effects Of Alcohol Abuse On College Students Essay

1028 Words Oct 13th, 2015 5 Pages
It was once stated in the essay “Too Many Colleges Are Still in Denial About Alcohol Abuse” that “colleges have a serious problem with alcohol abuse among students, and it’s not getting any better…college presidents viewed alcohol abuse as their top campus-life problem” (Wechsler 336).
I believe that alcohol consumption is one of the biggest problems we as a society are facing today. We see this as a common activity among college students and sometimes we even encourage it by letting people believe it’s a natural thing for them to do. However, the bigger problem is actually binge drinking because it is “defined as the heavy, episodic use of alcohol” (Wechsler 337).
Although many see this as something fun and entertaining, alcohol consumption has many effects on the life of the drinker and those they associate with.
According to a report published by collegeparents.com, “about four out of five college students drink alcohol” (College Parents). If we think about this, four out of five students drink. That is 80 percent of all college students. But there’s a bigger underlined problem. In addition there are many people affected by the drinker’s behavior.
Specifically “87 per cent of non-binge drinkers said they experienced several problems because of other’s binge drinking” (Wechsler 338). It is unbelievable how many people are actually affected by binge drinking.
I have a friend, he is the kindest, most charitable guy you could ever meet. But once he starts drinking, he…

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