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Dying To Drink

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Henry, Wechsler and Wuethrich, Bernice. “Dying to Drink: Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses.” Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. 2002. Pages 3-274. Book. 14 Oct. 2011 Jonathan Mike Lindle Pamela Presser UW Brain Matters 14 Oct 2011 Ultimately, this book source is a wonderful tool to have for this research assignment. It assesses drinking culture in the United States, an athletic approach to binge drinking culture, the problems behind underage drinking, effects of alcohol on the body and brain, advertisement and media portrayals of alcohol, and propositions on how to solve the problem. This book has ex- pansive coverage on everything that needs to be evaluated on this topic and it’s organized into easy readable sections. Collegiate drinking customs have evolved from a casual beer with friends to drinking games and traditions, everywhere from beer pong and beirut to The Naked Mile– and everything
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Unformatted text preview: in between. Studies have been proved that college binge drinkers specifically drink to get drunk. The source also identifies the dangerous freshman experience with “more than one half of fresh-man arrive at college to find their first bingeing opportunity within the first week of college”(15). The book also claims that the college environment “promotes alcohol consumption” (16). Based on common sense, their is clearly a strong greek life affiliation with binge drink-ing. It is a known fact that “participation in fraternity initiations and events heightens the risk of excessive drinking” (35). It is proposed that a “provisional drinkers license, replacing the minimum age law with a system of gradual access to alcohol for teens” should be considered. This makes sense because with implementation of this concept would discipline and teach teenagers about reasonable drinking habits....
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