A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges

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A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges

Description

This 66-page report describes the new understanding of dangerous drinking behavior by college students and its consequences for both drinkers and nondrinkers. It offers a simple framework aimed at changing the culture of drinking on college campuses. It addresses three primary constituencies: (1) individuals, including at-risk or alcohol-dependent drinkers; (2) the student population as a whole; and (3) the college and its surrounding community.

The report includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Heavy episodic consumption of alcohol
  • Alcohol and adolescent brain development
  • Factors affecting student drinking
  • Issues involved in A Call to Action
  • A Call to Action: Recommendations for addressing excessive college drinking
  • A special role for college presidents
  • The need for student participation in prevention, policymaking, and programs
  • Recommendations for the research community
  • Recommendations for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Developer:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: August 2005
Last Updated: 02/10/10

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