More anti-binge drinking efforts in Iowa

Over the weekend, the Associated Press reported on a new effort to curb binge drinking at the University of Iowa and in Iowa City. According to the story, local officials will “focus on binge drinking instead of underage consumption because they say binge drinking poses a greater public health risk. ”

One area bar owner commented on the new approach, saying, “You’re not going to stop 19- and 20-year-old adults from drinking. The problem is overconsumption.”

What do you think of this approach? Check out the story and leave your feedback in the comments.

2 Responses to “More anti-binge drinking efforts in Iowa”

  1. Edwin Says:

    This is the correct approach. In addition, the drinking age would be correct if it were 18. In my view “underage consumption” when referring to 18, 19, or 20 year olds is stupid because they’re adults. With the program that Choose Responsibility supports, binge drinking will be decreased and if universities do their part, then the better. Finally, all universities must encourage students to discourage binge drinking if they already do. Finally, with a culture of responsibility, a drinking age at 18 will be effective.

  2. Scott Says:

    I just worked on a student ad campaign to help stop binge drinking. Check it out!