College Students Need to be Educated on Problems Related to Alcohol Abuse, Warns Narconon Director
Released on: December 29, 2010, 8:29 am
When America’s young people go off to college, this is
supposed to be the start of their adult lives and their careers. These
young people should be getting educations that enable them to be the
doctors, teachers, architects, software designers and engineers of our
What lies ahead for many of them is more than only classes, textbooks and exams. For
many of them, years of alcohol street and prescription drug abuse will waste their
talents and energies and impair their ability to get an education. Thousands of them
will suffer injury, abuse or assaults related to alcohol or drug abuse. And too many
A comprehensive report from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
states that half of America’s college students binge drink and abuse prescription
and illegal drugs. Just what is binge drinking? It’s the consumption of five drinks
in one sitting for a man and four drinks in one sitting for a female. Essentially,
it’s drinking to get drunk or at least buzzed. Unfortunately, the culture on most of
our college and university campuses not only condones this behavior, it encourages
and enables it.
These students are at high risk for developing dependence on or addiction to the
substances they are abusing. It’s common for college students to feel like they can
handle heavy or frequent drinking in school. But in nearly every case, these young
adults are poorly equipped to make judgments about how much is too much or to know
when they have crossed the line to dependence. Few of them have any education on the
hazards that can show up in a drunken party, for example.
The hazards can be disastrous. Every year, one hundred thousand women are victims of
sexual assault or rape, related to alcohol abuse. Nearly three-quarters of a million
students are injured in alcohol-related accidents. And 2,000 students die from
alcohol poisoning or alcohol-related accidents or violence.
The media runs stories of deaths and injury from alcohol poisoning all too
frequently. Like the story of Benjamin Harris at the University of Idaho who
consumed as many as 15 shots on the night he turned 21. In July 2010, he was found
unconscious at his fraternity and died before he could be gotten to a hospital.
And in August 2010 in Dallas, Texas, two girls who had participated in pledging
activities at sororities were found passed out in their dorms. Both had to be
treated for alcohol poisoning.
Heavy alcohol consumption has no more place in a college education than it has in
any productive life. It’s up to parents to educate their children on substance
abuse, particularly alcohol and prescription drugs. Open and honest communication
about the problems that can result are essential in helping a young adult develop
It’s not something that colleges want to advertise that some of their students
detour through a drug rehab before they can graduate. Many of them have made their
ways to a Narconon drug and alcohol
rehabilitation center. When they graduate from this program, seven out of ten go on
to live clean and sober lives.
Centers offering the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and the
Narconon drug education curriculum exist in forty countries around the world. Since
1966, Narconon has been helping restore addicts to productive, enjoyable lives.
For more information on Narconon, visit our
About Narconon: The Narconon program is dedicated to saving the lives of those afflicted with drug and
alcohol addiction. The Narconon drug rehab Program has been around for over four decades and involves an entirely
drug-free recovery system. Each graduate is expected to complete the program with
the ability to live a stable, drug-free life. Narconon believes there is no such
thing as a victim, even if a person has had a difficult life; it IS possible to
fully recover through personal responsibility with the right help.
Contact Details: Narconon International
4652 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90027
Business Telephone #: 1 800-775-8750
Business Email Address: email@example.com
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