Cyber Millenials and Binge Drinking

A new study using data from the CDC and surveys from the NIAA indicates that “Cyber Millennials” (young, affluent college graduates living in urban areas) are likely to engage in dangerous levels of binge drinking despite being otherwise health-conscious. According to Rachel Durfee of Popular Science, “authors of the study suggest that the high drinking rates are carrying over from the late teen and college years, where drinking rates are known to be out of control.” Without a proper alcohol education program in place, Legal Age 21 drives drinking underground, and those behaviors can cause problems well after graduation.

One Response to “Cyber Millenials and Binge Drinking”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. The ageist drinking of 21, which is unreasonable, disrespects the age of majority while not providing alcohol education to those aged 18-20. In addition, however, it’s surprising to find university graduates engage in alcohol abuse that can also be found among undergraduate students. With the statistics from the CDC, there is overwhelming evidence to support lowering the drinking age to 18 with an alcohol education program.