College Students & Alcohol Abuse

July 26th, 2019

College Students & Alcohol Abuse

  • 80% of students drink alcohol
  • 40% engage in binge drinking
  • 20% meet the symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Binge Drinking

Is the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time, typically within two hours: 5 drinks for men and 4 drinks for women.

Health Effects of Binge Drinking

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Neurological Damage
  • Anemia
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Nerve Damage
  • Cancer

Every Year...

  • 1,800 students die from alcohol-related causes
  • 97,000+ sexual assaults on college campuses are linked to alcohol
  • 1 in 4 students report academic consequences from drinking
  • 696,000 students are assaulted by a student who is intoxicated

Sources: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Center for Disease Control and Prevention,

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.

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