Des Moines Register: Campuses Urged to Stress Perils of Binge Drinking

Several Iowa college campuses have struggled with alcohol-related incidents during this academic year, from a near-death and sexual assaults at Drake University to record-high hospitalizations at the University of Iowa. Last night, a panel of local addiction prevention experts met to discuss the issue of binge drinking in higher education, according to a report in the Des Moines Register. One participant, a juvenile court intake supervisor, said that in many cases the problem begins before students arrive at college, since consumption of hard liquor by underage drinkers is on the rise locally.

Check out Tyler O’Neil’s article in the Register and let us know what you think in the comments.

One Response to “Des Moines Register: Campuses Urged to Stress Perils of Binge Drinking”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with education and licensing. It’s not correct that universities in Iowa are experiencing the consequences of the ageist drinking age including rape and many hospitalizations. University students, composed of young women and young men, must not abuse alcohol because of the consequences. The participant is correct in that binge drinking by many university students started before they entered university. Nonageist solutions are the best answers to decrease it.