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From one generation to the next we have seemingly continued this ridiculous practice of binge drinking Sure lets all see who can drink the most who passes out first and lets not forget throwing-up Yes you havent experienced the true effects of binge drinking until youve thrown-up all over yourself But why why is it that todays generation feels that this is fun Risking your life to fit in isnt fun Fun is going to an amusement park or even a baseball game Unfortunately college campuses across the nation are preoccupied by this issue of alcohol abuse Binge drinking in the US is out of control and mostly a problem that our government has produced It is a byproduct of legal age limits for drinking Therefore putting an age limit on drinking privileges is definitely something that needs to be reevaluated Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks in a row on at least one occasion Websters 61 In national surveys about a third of high school seniors and 42 percent of college students reported at least one occasion of binge drinking within the previous two weeks Thompson 35 It also has been nationally identified that alcohol has been related to 75 percent of campus police arrests 80 percent of residence hall damages 85 percent of sexual assaults 70 percent of discipline referrals and 50 percent of suicide attempts Thompson 35 Since 1993 our problem has only worsened The Harvard School of Public Healths Alcohol Study found that among heavy drinkers it has also found an increase in those who said they not only binged but binged frequently they rose to 207 of the 14521 students in 1997 survey from 195 of more than 15000 students in the 1993 sample Goldberg A8 The problem is not the age in which one should drink but the way they do drink Students binge because they have
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