When a student enters college, they are faced with a new level of independence. Often included in their experiences as a freshman are opportunities to consume alcohol at parties. Many individuals drink during their college years and then go on to taper off consumption as they begin a career and a family.
Under pressure. It’s a daily reality for thousands of college-aged students across the U.S., and experts fear they’re not gaining the stress-coping skills they need once they leave college and enter the working world.
You should know better. Actually, you do know better, but somewhere between when you started partying with your pals and where you wind up at the end of the night, all of what you knew – or thought you knew – about mixing alcohol and substances went right down the drain with the ice cubes. Talk about a rude awakening. The trouble is this kind of risky behavior can have a deadly result. It’s time to listen up. There are lethal combos out there and mixing these substances can kill.
College years are hailed as the time of a person’s life, representing the escape from parental control, the freedom to do what you want when you want, and the years where you can still get away with acting a little immature before full-blown adulthood sets in. Unfortunately, with this newfound freedom, college freshmen often end up endangering themselves with underage drinking.
The legal drinking age is an ongoing debate as proponents of lowering the age continue to argue for its benefits. According to a new University of Georgia study, lowering the drinking age offers additional risks that may not have been considered before. In a recent Science Daily release, the results of this study suggest that lowering the drinking age increases unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people.