Oxford Press: Student Drinking a Problem at Miami University?

Over the weekend, a team of reporters at the Oxford Press in Ohio examined the student drinking culture at Miami University and came away with some alarming conclusions. They began their article with a profile of a student who once drank “half a bottle of peppermint Schnapps, four Jello shots, two beers and some vodka” in two hours and ended up in the hospital with a BAC of .297.

According to Oxford police reports, 10 underage drinkers – most of them MU students – have been admitted to a local hospital for alcohol overdose treatment since January 30. Leslie Haxby McNeill, a coordinator of substance abuse prevention and peer education at the University, told the reporters, “Back in the ’90s, students drank more days of the week, but fewer drinks. It was more relaxed drinking. Now, students drink fewer days and they’re drinking more.”

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One Response to “Oxford Press: Student Drinking a Problem at Miami University?”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with education and licensing. It’s not correct that some students at the University of Miami are contributing to a culture of alcohol abuse. The student who drank that alcohol to reach a BAC of .297 was irresponsible. As reported by Leslie Haxby McNeil, if this progression continues, then there will be more hospitalizations because of young women and young men at the University of Miami. The ageist drinking age contributes to this irresponsibility.