College Students and Drinking
Statistics by National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Virtually all college students experience the effects of college drinking, whether they drink or not. The problem with college drinking is not necessarily the drinking itself, but the negative consequences that result from excessive drinking.


College drinking problems
College drinking is extremely widespread:

• About four out of five college students drink alcohol.

• About half of college students who drink, also consume alcohol through binge drinking.

Each year, drinking affects college students, as well as college communities, and families. The consequences of drinking include:


1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol related unintentional injuries.


More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.


Sexual Abuse
More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.


599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.


Academic Problems
About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.


Health Problems/Suicide Attempts
More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.


College Students and Drug Abuse
information by Addiction Center


Risk of Addiction
College students make up one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. Young people (ages 18 to 24) are already at a heightened risk of addiction. Those who are enrolled in full-time college program are twice as likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than those who don’t attend college.


Starting out in college produces some natural social anxiety for many students. The temptation to drink is strong because college students overwhelmingly find that alcohol makes socializing easier. Not all college students immediately start binge drinking and doing drugs, but routinely drinking to have more fun leads many students toward addiction.

College Students and Promiscuity
Sexual Satisfaction Survey conducted by Lifestyle Condoms.

After polling students aged 18-24 here’s what they found about the amount—and the type—of sex taking place behind closed dorm doors:


Sex is the Norm
Since this was a sex survey, not one of the respondents said they had never had sex. One third (33%) said they hit the sheets several times per week, and 12% admitted being lucky enough to get busy multiple times per day. But not all students are that promiscuous—almost 2 in 10 (18%) reported they do the deed from every few months to less than a few times per year.


Double Digit Partners
86% of the respondents have had between 1 and 10 sexual partners, with 10% confessing to more than 15. The largest group? Between 2 and 4 partners, with 38%.


It’s Not All Hookups
While 42% of those surveyed said they were in a casual relationship or a “friends with benefits” arrangement with one or more people, 44%, the largest group, said they were in a serious relationship. Fifteen percent are not in a relationship at all.

College Students Who Have Sex With Multiple Partners Are More Popular, But Shaming Is Still A Problem. – Bustle


This promiscuous lifestyle can lead to consequences such as STD’s, Abortion, Depression, and Students dropping out of College due to unplanned pregnancies.

Young people and adults ages 15-24 account for half of all new STD infections by the end of 2015. According to Relevant Magazine when reported in a study conducted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 88% of unmarried adults between the age of 18-29 are having sex.

Add this to drug and alcohol use and you have a recipe for continued prevalent risk and a lifetime of negative repercussions. The College party scene is a sexually charged environment. Drugs and Alcohol impair judgment and very costly mistakes can be made, and innocent people can be easily taken advantage of.


Conclusion by our experts

The information previous stated stems from our society’s idea of partying and the statistics regarding drug use did not include the risk of fatalities. Thousands of young people die or are hospitalized due to drug overdose and drug related incidences each year. Some of the major arenas in which this lifestyle is promoted are college parties, nightclubs, bars and EDM music festivals. The thought behind this lifestyle is how far can I push the limits in the areas of drinking, drugs and promiscuity and it’s only getting worse. The more excessive the drinking and hook ups, the more socially praised you are. This whole phenomenon is destructive. Young peoples lives are at stake and futures are in jeopardy.