Overview of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Posted by kuailai99 on July 2nd, 2018

Whether you choose to drink or not, the chances are that your college life will be affected by alcohol in one way or another. For those who do choose to drink, it is important to note that excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks men or 4 or more drinks for women in a two hour period of time), can lead to increased risk of many health problems.

Short term health problems can include injuries, violence, risky behaviors and alcohol poisoning. Long term health problems can include psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular problems, liver diseases, and cancer.To get more health issues, you can visit shine news official website. The NIH reports that, “Although the majority of students come to college already having some experience with alcohol, certain aspects of college life, such as unstructured time, the widespread availability of alcohol, inconsistent enforcement of underage drinking laws, and limited interactions with parents and other adults, can intensify the problem.

In fact, college students have higher binge ­drinking rates and a higher incidence of drunk driving than their non-­college peers. The first 6 weeks of freshman year is an especially vulnerable time for heavy drinking and alcohol­ related consequences because of student expectations and social pressures at the start of the academic year.” In addition to the Think About It online alcohol program completed by freshmen, there are many resources available for students on campus. The information and tips below include a list of resources that Health Education Services, Student Health and CAPS provide, as well as resources in the DC area.

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