How Do You Prevent Alcoholism Among College Students?
How much did you drink during your college years? Was there excessive drinking at your school? Do you have college-aged children, or are you already thinking about college for younger kids? How can you help protect them from teen alcohol addiction? Alcoholism is a disease that affects all kinds of people, but it can be especially dangerous for the college years because that's when lots of people start binge-drinking for the first time. Drinking to excess causes over 1800 deaths a year, and probably a significant proportion of those are college students. And worse, alcohol is often combined with other drugs and can begin to lead young people down the path of addiction.
Here are some ways that campuses all over the country are fighting back against the danger of alcohol abuse among their student populations:
•Staging alcoholism awareness rallies, events, and getting the word out about how dangerous alcohol can be
•Distributing flyers and other information
•Inviting Alcoholics Anonymous to be a presence on campus
•Encouraging students to use the counseling available at the college
•Building community so that students don't drink in order to overcome their isolation
Did you drink too much during college? Did you find yourself drinking more than you planned to, or at times that you didn't expect? Did you ever black out at a party, or forget what happened? Alcohol can make a college a very dangerous place. But it doesn't have to be that way. Alcohol addiction is a disease and it can be treated. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about the teen drug and alcohol rehab Lancaster PA relies on to beat addiction and alcoholism. Our PA rehab center can help you or a loved one. We're conveniently located close to OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT.