Alcohol Abuse Among College Students Facts Sheet
Causes of College Drinking
❖ More than 60% of students report having
experimented with drinking before
college. Some continue or accelerate
once on campus1.
❖ Stressors such as examinations, and
therefore, alcohol is a way of coping
with academic pressure.
❖ Environmental changes such as meeting
new people for the first time and living
away from parents.
❖ The most significant factor is
unstructured time: parties and soci...
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