Category: College students effected by drinking and alcohol issues
Article Concerns: College drinking and what schools are attempting to do to make a safe environment.
This clearly impacts most college students and their families. It is an on-going issue that needs to be recognized and assisted.
As I read this Washington Post article, it has brought a number of thoughts to my attention. College and drinking seem to go together all too well these days. And come to think of it, I am not sure I have ever been to a party during my college days when there wasn't alcohol involved in some fashion. Coming from a small town with one high school my point of view on these types of matters has dramatically changed over the past 5 years. This article brought up some of the biggest issues about the dangers of partying and the commonality it seems to have with college students.
Being in college and reading this article, I do recognize a lot of the issues that have been brought up. The many questions of why students have taken to alcohol, drugs, and partying so much are still to be answered. It is not fun to see all the bad things that can occur from over usage of these substances. Illness and even deaths occur every day and a large number of those are affiliated with college students. These kids have not even been in the "real world" yet. They are on average 18-23 years old.
I like to hear about the steps that schools and administrations are taking to help with the problems most college age students are dealing with. I hope to see an effect from these changes for the better. It is hard to change the ways of young people that think they have control of everything, but it is good to see that these issues are at least being noticed and someone is trying to do something about it.