College Students & Alcohol Abuse

College Students & Alcohol AbuseCollege 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,

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