College Students, Alcohol and Red Solo Cups
Whether nestled in a small town or in a big city, alcohol is present on many college campuses across the country. It seems that attending college parties is a rite of passage and the ever popular red solo cup filled with an alcoholic concoction is the accessory of choice.
Drinking has become a common activity on college campuses as much as attending class. However, this potentially dangerous college pastime can lead a student down the dark and deadly road of alcohol abuse and dependence requiring treatment in an alcohol rehab center.
According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), four out of five college students drink alcohol and about two of every five college students have reported that they binge drink. Excessive drinking has proven to cause many problems for college students. At Cornell University, a 19 year old college sophomore died after being hazed by his fraternity. He was forced to binge drink until he passed out and was discovered the next morning by the janitorial staff, unfortunately it was too late.
Preventative measures, such as alcohol education and awareness, are being taken at colleges around the country. Counseling services, medical services and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are offered on campuses; however, colleges and universities struggle with the lack of funding and may not be able to provide these services on a full-time basis to their students.
Many people are introduced to drinking during their college years and without a solid foundation of limits and self-control it can be a slippery slope that leads to addiction. At Recovery Connection, counselors can refer you to the best alcohol rehab centers that will customize treatment to fit your needs. Call Recovery Connection now at 866-879-6715 before alcohol consumes your life.