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Its just another Friday night but this time its the guys night out What do many teenage boys have on their mind They want to go cruising down the highway at 80 miles per hour with the windows down Find some beer and some women that they can get drunk have sex with and have something to tell about the next day The sad thing is that most of the time it is true A survey was taken in Nebraska in September of 1995 which said 257 of adolescents aged 18 and younger said they have used alcohol before having sex That is just in Nebraska alone Courtney 288 1995 It is also said that Fraternity and Sorority members drink more and drink more frequently than their peers and accept as normal high levels of alcohol consumption and associated problems Fraternity-sponsored parties also may encourage heavy drinking Studies have found that students who consider parties or athletics important and those who drink to get drunk appear most likely to binge drink or to drink heavily Shalala 1 1995 Although alcohol use by adolescents is frequent alcoholism is very rare Still alcohol consumption by adolescents hinders normal development Alcohol intake by children can result in learning impairment hyperactivity and personality and behavior problems because todays society has accepted the casual use of alcohol Effects 1996 1 Among men research suggests that greater alcohol use is related to greater sexual aggression Shalala 1995 2 Students living on campuses with higher proportions of binge drinkers experience more incidents of assault and unwanted sexual advances because of their peers drinking than do students residing on campuses with lower proportions of binge drinkers Shalala 1995 2 Some campuses sponsor alcohol awareness events and classroom lectures and distribute information about alcohol use Although such education programs raise students awareness of issues surrounding alcohol use these programs appear to have minimal effect on drinking and on the rates of alcohol
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