|College Health Risk Behavior
Throughout the literature there is evidence that alcohol abuse, specifically binge drinking, is at epidemic proportions among America’s college and university student populations. A federally appointed Task Force on College Drinking whose report was comprised of data from numerous surveys and databases was recently released. The report found that alcohol consumption among college students in the U.S. is responsible for 1,400 alcohol-related deaths, 500,000 injuries and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape annually (College, 2002, 07D). A majority of alcohol-related deaths are due from motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers.
The Harvard School of Public Health’s College Alcohol Study (CAS) has be