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Maryanne George in her article entitled Colleges Try but Cant Cut Binge Drinking claims that despite universities best efforts more students are getting involved in binge drinking The U of M and Harvard research states that binge drinking is five or more alcoholic beverages for males and four or more alcoholic beverages for females The number of drinks is less for women because they are generally lighter than men All signs say that binge drinking should be going down However despite the fact more students are living in alcohol-free housing and less students are pledging into the Greek fraternity system binge-drinking rates continue to rise According to a recent Harvard study binge drinking has not decreased there in the past eight years At the University of Michigan binge drinking went up mostly with undergraduate females Female binge drinking increased from forty-two percent in 1999 to fifty-one percent in 2001 On the other hand men stated that only forty-eight percent of them participated in binge drinking in 2001 George states that women are usually at more risk than men They could have intercourse that they do not want They may also be challenged with well-being hazards later in life because females that indulge in binge drinking are thirty percent more likely to contract breast cancer All the information about women college students binge drinking shocked researchers I agree with the studies conducted at Harvard and the University of Michigan binge drinking is on the rise From what I have seen more college aged people are binge drinking I found that the information about the number of drinks that are consider binge drinking low Most of the people that I know drink more than that and are not overly drunk The number of binge drinkers should be going down Not enough is being done if more students are binge drinking despite more students living in alcohol-free housing and less are joining fraternities and sororities One
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