If one wants to know how much drinking is happening on college campuses, there are several ways to find out. One would be to read the studies and reports that are published by such agencies as the US Surgeon General’s office, or the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). Another option would be to visit any college campus on any weekend, and check out fraternity or sorority row. You would find out pretty quickly how far this problem has gone.

According to CASA’s research reports as of 2007, they found that almost half of all full-time college students went on drinking binges (defined as five or more drinks in one sitting), abused prescription drugs, or used illegal drugs. And about 25% of them or almost 2 million students met the definition for substance abuse or dependence. This is nearly three times greater than the rate among the general American public. And most college students are under age 21, so purchasing alcohol or public possession of it is also illegal in the United States.

Also, in 2007 the Surgeon General of the U.S. issued a Call to Action to Prevent Underage Drinking. There he stated that American young people from age 18-20 had the highest rate of alcohol dependence among the population, and most “began drinking years earlier.”

Personal tragedies are numerous as the overuse of alcohol may result in crippling injuries or death, or even the deaths of others who may not be drinking, victims of drunk driving traffic accidents. The list is too long to enumerate all of the young people who have lost their lives recently to alcohol. There is the case of Madison Lewis, age 19, who died in Alabama last December when her driver was drunk. Another was Ashley Donahue age 20, who also died in December last year when she was thrown out of a car in Framingham, MA on her way home from a party where she and some other students had been playing drinking games.

Help With Alcohol Addiction

Narconon Can Help People Regain Sobriety

When someone has lost control of their drinking, and cannot stop it himself and repair the damage he has created, he needs effective rehabilitation. Even college students, who may not think that alcohol abuse rehab should be part of their college experience, may need to go to rehab before continuing their studies, or after they graduate so they can live productive, sober lifestyles.

Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers exist on six continents and in fifty locations around the world. The Narconon program offers an excellent chance for a full recovery, and has done so for over forty-five years, having helped hundreds of thousands of alcoholics and drug addicts. Narconon’s program is comprehensive, long-term, and holistic and uses no other drugs to help one get off of the drugs or alcohol they are addicted to. In fact, seven of ten Narconon graduates stay sober and drug-free.

One essential component of recovery is to reduce or eliminate cravings for a drug. This is done very effectively on the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, which includes daily nutritional supplementation, closely-supervised time in a dry-heat sauna, and moderate exercise. It is this unique combination that allows one to rid the body of the accumulated toxins left over from the drugs or alcohol that have been consumed. These toxins are stored in the fatty tissues of the body, where they can remain for years, later triggering cravings for drugs or alcohol. But with the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, the body eliminates these toxins, leaving a person feeling fresher, with more energy and a brighter outlook on life, and with fewer or no cravings at all.

The Narconon program also includes life skills courses which one does after completing the full physical detox. These courses allow one to chart a course for a drug-free future, even when met with life’s obstacles and challenges. When one graduates the Narconon drug rehab program, he or she is ready to meet these challenges without the need for drugs or alcohol as an escape.

Call a Narconon rehab counselor to see how you can help someone with alcoholism.


Resources:

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/calltoaction.pdf

http://www.casacolumbia.org/templates/Publications_Reports.aspx#r11: Wasting the Best and the Brightest: Substance Abuse at America’s Colleges and Universities
“The legal age for alcohol in the USA is 21 years old. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 required all states to raise their minimum purchase and public possession of alcohol age to 21. From The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, by David J. Hanson, Ph.D

http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/YouthIssues/1092767630.html

“The legal age for alcohol in the USA is 21 years old. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 required all states to raise their minimum purchase and public possession of alcohol age to 21. from The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, by David J. Hanson, Ph.D.

http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/YouthIssues/1092767630.html

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