Alcohol Awareness week is October 20th through the 26th at the University of New Haven. There are going to be many activities planned for this week by various organizations. These events are intended to help students understand the impact that consuming alcohol could have. Here are some statistics about alcohol on college campuses:
- 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes
- About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.
- 31 percent of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6 percent for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to questionnaire-based self-reports about their drinking
- 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape
Some of these statistics can be frightening but remember, these things can be avoided. Drink responsibly and never get carried away while drinking. The consequences could be overwhelming.