Binge Drinking Essay

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Binge Drinking
Binge Drinking is a problem for college students who are expose to an unlimited access of alcohol for the first time ever. Studies have found that an individual’s critical thinking ability is impaired because of alcohol consumption.
“Binge drinking means drinking so much within about 2 hours that blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels reach 0.08g/dl.” As the CDC reports “One in six U.S. adults binge drinks about four times a month, consuming about eight drinks per binge” . Alcohol companies continue to make money from U.S adults who are dependent on alcohol for social interaction. The CDC also informs us that “The prevalence of binge drinking among men is twice the ...view middle of the document...

The problem with binge drinking is the negative effect it has on the life of individuals who choose to drink very fast. The effect ranges from “death of the person, assault, sexual abuse, injury, academic problem and health problems/ suicide attempts.” Binge drinking also cost everyone a lot of money as the CDC reports “Drinking too much, including binge drinking, cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006, or $1.90 a drink, from losses in productivity, health care, crime, and other expenses” .
Many students are victims of sexual assaults and abuse because they choose to partake in binge drinking. Individuals being educated on the dangers of binge drinking can save lives. My harm reduction idea targets college students mostly underclassmen, the slogan is “I am drunk and I need help now” or “My friend is drunk and need help”. Within every 3 miles radius of the campus from Lincoln to First Street, during the hours of 10pm to 3am starting from Thursday midnight to early Sunday morning. During this time safe rides, safe walks and the University police department will be able to respond to anyone within 10 minute or less who calls for assistance. The device would go around the neck or the wrist of the individual. In addition, during the ACE IT (Alcohol Culture Explored Interactive Theatre) seminar, freshmen and transfer students would partake in the lecture on binge drinking; they would learn the signs of binge drinking and how to call for assistance. Every bar on campus would have a push button pad where an individual can call for assistance; the bar will then receive a phone call once the individual calls for help to assist that person before addition assistance arrive. The device would have a tracking chip and a video camera inside so that if the situation is hostile, the device will useful in the investigation.
The devices is for those who plan on having a good time, but also know that danger can strike at any moment and preparation is the key to ensure they are able to return to their room safe at the end of the night. There would be a fine...

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