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Binge drinking an increasingly common activity for college students

Students use binge drinking as a social tool. Photo courtesy of Mark Turner. For college students, binge drinking has become a ritual often seen as a prominent part of a higher-education experience. Abusive and underage college drinking have become significant issues throughout many campuses across the United States. While the issue is not necessarily the drinking itself, negative consequences can result from excessive drinking. The modern culture of college students is geared toward intoxication. Trends like Thirsty Thursday, flip cup, keg stands and themed parties show that students don’t need...