There has been something happening at college campuses that have been on an extreme rise for the past couple of decades. This something is "binge" drinking. This isn't the binge when you go out and get drunk for several days nonstop. This binge is where you drink as much as possible just to get drunk. This is becoming very common around college campuses everywhere. The level of binge drinking by college students is a severe problem. What these people don't know is that they are hurting themselves very badly. Binge drinking on college campuses is on the rise and something needs to be done in order to control it from getting even more out of hand.
Binge drinking has been around forever. It just has never received a name because it hadn't evolved to what it is now. Now it is a common name especially having to do with the college life. For men, binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks in a row during the past two weeks, and for women as having four or more in a row. The Harvard University study done back in 1993 showed that 44 percent of college students regularly binge drink. Heavy drinking in high school will usually continue to probably more drinking in college. You are more likely to be a binge drinker if you are white, in a fraternity/sorority, or if you are involved in sports.
Very few students actually admit that they have a drinking problem. About half of binge drinkers are frequent binge drinkers, which is drinking three or more times during the past two weeks. College students usually binge drink to have a good time with their friends or maybe even to celebrate. A good place to spot binge drinkers is at bars or clubs, Greek parties, or at keg parties. Binge drinking is the number one substance abuse problem at colleges today. .
Many people die every year on college campuses from problems having to do with alcohol. The University of Virginia has the most known of alcohol-related deaths since 1989 and the number stands at 17.