Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Campus drinking on the rise

Alcohol is taking more of a toll on college campuses in the U.S. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that drinking-related accidental deaths among 18-24-year-old students rose from 1,440 in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005. Over the same period the proportion of students who reported recent binge drinking rose from 42% to 45% and those who admitted drink driving rose from 26.5% to 29%. The increases occured among 21-24-year-olds rather than 18-20-year-olds.

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