Drinking in colleges has always been something that the students do for experience and to have fun. The downside to that is the fact that many people die or become sick from alcohol poisoning. Some of the reasons people drink in college is because they have already been drinking in high school. Other problems that can increase drinking in college is wanting to fit in, on your own and want to experience, problems with family or friends. There are many factors that can increase drinking, but how many deaths are caused by drinking in colleges each year?
“Incidentally, the CDC report on binge drinking said that 113 people between the ages of 15 and 24 die annually from alcohol poisoning. The first report, published in 2002, estimated that there were 1,442 “alcohol-related injury deaths” among college students in 1998. The number grew to 1,647 deaths in 2001 and 1,825 in 2005. The fourth report is due to be published soon, Hingson said.”
“Alcohol abuse is obviously a serious issue on college campuses. But it’s important to understand what the numbers show — and don’t show. In terms of alcohol poisoning from binge drinking, the actual number of deaths appears to be in the dozens. This “1,800” estimate has distinct limitations and needs to be treated more cautiously in the future by reporters and politicians.” As more students go to college, the number of deaths is also going to rise too. We should start to protect the students there and make them realize the consequences of what might happen if they don’t know their limit when drinking.
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