What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking


What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking


This guide for parents contains highlights from the report A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges . It can help parents choose a college for their son or daughter, better understand campus culture, and get help for a student with an alcohol-related problem.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • A snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking consequences
  • Parents: A primary influence
    • Parents of a high school student – Choosing the right college
    • Parents of a college freshman – Staying involved
    • Parents of a college student facing an alcohol-related crisis – Getting assistance
  • Resources


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources:

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


Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: August 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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