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Dying to drink : confronting binge drinking on college campuses

Author: Henry Wechsler; Bernice Wuethrich
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the Book trade by St. Martin's Press, ©2002.
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College binge drinking is more of an issue than ever ... At least two out of every five U.S. college students regularly binge drink, resulting each year in approximately fourteen hundred student deaths, a distressing number of assaults and rapes, a shameful amount of vandalism, and countless cases of academic suicide. In [this book, the authors] take stock of the problem. [The author] warns that drinking on campus  Read more...
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Wechsler, Henry, 1932-
Dying to drink.
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the Book trade by St. Martin's Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)682230956
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Wechsler; Bernice Wuethrich
ISBN: 1579545831 9781579545833 9781579547776 157954777X
OCLC Number: 49761142
Description: xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A culture of alcohol --
Where's the party? --
College sports and alcohol --
The problem of underage drinking --
Selling alcohol to students --
Advertising to generation next --
Alcohol "education" --
Alcohol's effect on body and brain --
Bad behavior under the influence --
College women, sex, and alcohol --
What students and schools can do --
What parents can do --
What communities can do.
Responsibility: Henry Wechsler and Bernice Wuethrich.
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College binge drinking is more of an issue than ever ... At least two out of every five U.S. college students regularly binge drink, resulting each year in approximately fourteen hundred student deaths, a distressing number of assaults and rapes, a shameful amount of vandalism, and countless cases of academic suicide. In [this book, the authors] take stock of the problem. [The author] warns that drinking on campus is taking a bigger toll than most of us realize. And it's not just the students themselves who pay: One estimate puts the cost of underage drinking at around $53 billion a year, including $18 billion associated with traffic crashes that threaten the general public--about 57 percent of frequent binge drinkers and 40 percent of occasional binge drinkers admit getting behind the wheel after drinking. Is this a price we're willing to pay for a teenager's drunken "fun"? Perhaps more chilling even than the cold facts and figures are the personal confessions gathered [by the authors]. A frat brother who regularly drinks until he blacks out recounts how, if not why, he does it; a non-binge drinker tells about the secondhand effects of alcohol that he's suffered at the hands of inebriated roommates; and on- and off-campus partygoers describe the sometimes dangerous conditions encountered in college environments where heavy drinking is encouraged, especially at fraternity houses, sporting events, and university bars. [In this book, the authors] list specific ways that we all can take action against the binge drinking menace that hobbles higher education in this country.-Dust jacket.

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