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Dangerous drinking is the most serious health related issue facing college students today. And, students need accurate, applicable information to assist them in avoiding the problems associated with dangerous college drinking.

Here it is... helpful and effective information to assist students in avoiding the problems associated with dangerous college drinking. College administrators as well as college and high school students and their parents will also find helpful information that contributes to the health, safety and success of college students. Take advantage of the variety of resources available at the College Drinking Series.

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Weed on Campus

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Weed on Campus

The ever-changing landscape of marijuana research combined with radical changes in the legal status of marijuana possession and use pose continued challenges in understanding the risks of consumption. The default position of “it’s illegal” is quickly eroding. Additionally, the plethora of both reliable and questionable marijuana research readily available online arms opponents and proponents of marijuana use with an unprecedented level of information. Weed on Campus is a harm reduction approach to providing college students with accurate and applicable information about marijuana. Similar to Jim's Beer, Booze and Books program, Weed on Campus is an entertaining as well as educational presentation enjoyed by college students. Topics include risk for addiction, smoking and driving, health concerns, social norms, strategies to reduce risks for those who choose to consume and more.

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Student Problems
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About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.

Approximately 696,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are assaulted annually by another student who has been drinking.

Unsafe Sex
In 2009, 400,000 students between the ages of 18-24 reported having unprotected sex and more than 100,000 reported having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.
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Sexual Assault
Approximately 97,000 college students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape each year.

In 2009, almost 599,000 students between the ages of 18-24 were unintentionally injured while drinking.

Drunk Driving
Approximately 3,360,000 students between the ages of 18-24 drive under the influence of alcohol annually.

Nearly 1,825 college students between the ages of 18-24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes annually.
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About 11% of college student drinkers report that they have damaged property while under the influence of alcohol.

Property Damage
More than 25% of school administrators with relatively low drinking levels and over 50% from schools with high drinking levels say their campuses have a "moderate" or "major" problem with alcohol-related property damage.

Police Involvement
About 5% of college students are involved with the police or campus security due to drinking and 110,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are arrested for an alcohol-related violations.
Challenges and Solutions
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Dangerous drinking is the leading cause of college student:
- Arrests
- Violence
- Blackouts
- Vandalism
- Depression
- Sexual assault
- Alcohol poisoning
- Fights & arguments
- Academic problems
- Debilitating hangovers
- Suspension and/or expulsion
- Automobile injuries and deaths
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College Drinking Series is a college drinking resource:
- How much is too much.
- How much alcohol is in a drink.
- How to drink and have fun yet avoid problems like injuries, hangovers, etc.
- How to deal with alcohol poisoning.
- How to help a friend with an alcohol problem.
- How to help young adults with their alcohol choices.

And much, much, much more!

College Drinking Series

The College Drinking Series features:
  • Beer, Booze and Books Online
  • The Parent's Guide to College Drinking Online
  • The ABCs of College Drinking Online
  • Your $18.99 registration fee provides five months access to CDS

College Drinking Series
and access to
Beer, Booze and Books Online

Your $18.99 registration fee provides you with FIVE months access to the College Drinking Series

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