College students on their own for the first time often experiment with alcohol, with many experimentations involving binge drinking. While the federal drinking age is 21, students under the age of 21 are often served alcohol at private, off-campus parties.
A recent study conducted on over 12,000 adults found a correlation between alcohol and a poor diet. Participants ranged from 18 to 64 years of age and the study focused on their drinking and eating habits.
Many colleges are seeing a rise in the number of students consuming high amounts of alcohol. The large amount of alcohol consumed by these students can result in blackouts causing them to have memory loss. These blackouts leave the student unable to remember certain events pertaining to situations involving their excessive drinking, according to the online report by Injury Prevention.
Teens and young adults may find rapper Snoop Dogg’s dangerous alcoholic beverage a little too appealing, to the alarm of state attorneys and families across the nation.
Following new warnings surrounding alcoholic beverages that include caffeine (which are often marketed as “energy” drinks that will increase alertness and stamina), a new study has found that adding caffeine to alcohol has no effect on enhancing driving performance. The researchers said there seems to be little or no benefit from adding caffeine to alcohol in terms of performing activities that require sustained attention and prompt reactions, such as driving.
Many college students enjoy spending a semester or two in another country. They pursue programs for studying abroad through their own university, and look forward to an experience that may be the highlight of their university experience. It may be possible to absorb customs of another country, learn a new language, and taste exotic cuisine.
Alcohol and violence often go hand in hand, sometimes with deadly results. University of Virginia student and lacrosse player George Huguely has been charged with the murder of his former girlfriend, fellow classmate and lacrosse player Yeardley Love, who was killed during a violent altercation.
The University of Virginia’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (known as ADAPT, a group of student peer educators) will present “Everything You Wanted to Know About Foxfield,” a program that is part of safety education activities surrounding the spring Foxfield Races in Charlottesville. The program takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Newcomb Hall Theater.
Alcohol, with its ability to suppress inhibitions and provide a stimulant effect, can often encourage behaviors that may not otherwise happen. While this effect is often associated with crazy drinking games and wild party behavior, sometimes the result is far more sinister.
Drinking in a college setting is something that has seemed almost a right of passage for generations. At Harvard, however, the number of undergraduates being admitted to Stillman Infirmary for alcohol intoxication or poisoning is increasing. A report in The Crimson shows it is still unclear whether this increase is attributable to students drinking in greater quantities.