Getting a young adult prepared for college involves much more than buying books and securing a dorm room. New freedoms and opportunities will bring circumstances that affect the emotions and choices that students will make outside the classroom. The stresses involved in the first semester of college can cause dangerous impulses if a person is not emotionally and maturely prepared.
Leaving for college is often a transition to unprecedented freedom. Many young college students participate in social behaviors that they believe may reduce their level of stress. Drinking alcohol at college parties has long been an avenue used to combat stress. In recent years, however, the growing popularity of energy drinks has led to their introduction as a cocktail ingredient.
When college students leave campus for spring break, they are expecting to kick back and have a good time. With the stress of classes and possibly employment, many students find that it is easy to overindulge in partying over spring break.
College students who drink to the point of blacking out are twice as likely to experience alcohol-related injuries, according to a new study from Northwestern University.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, some 2,000 college co-eds die every year due to an alcohol-related injury and 600,000 more are hurt in some other way. Emergency rooms near campuses are treating more and more young adults with lethal blood alcohol levels ranging from .30 to .40.
Can the color of the alcoholic beverage container skew the viewer’s perception of the safety of the drink? According to a recent Science Daily release, two psychologists at the University of Missouri (MU) have determined that students who view images of beer cans packaged and displayed in colors that match that of the university believe that consuming beer was less dangerous compared to the perception of those students viewing images of regular beer cans.
How important is it to keep your friends close? If you are a female in college and plan to drink, plan to keep them the closest. According to a recent Science Daily report, college students watch out for their female friends after a night of alcohol consumption. They won’t let their friends engage in risky sexual behaviors that can have dire consequences.
There are likely few football fans who do not equate the game with a few cold beers. For others, enjoying a day with the NFL means a day of heaving drinking, or binge drinking. This activity can have substantial negative consequences for those taking part and the NFL is now speaking out.