College student alcoholism

The rates of college students binge drinking in the United States have fluctuated for the past years.[1] As high as 40% of college students could now be considered alcoholics as defined by the next edition psychiatry's diagnostic manual but many would have only a mild problem which is intentionally for early treatment. Most college binge drinkers and drug users don't develop lifelong problems.[2][3]

Social stigma

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reported in 2012, that more than 80% of college students drink alcohol, with estimated 40% report binge drinking in the past 2 weeks, and about 25% report having academic consequences because of their drinking.[4] In comparison, the comparable figure of alcoholism for American Indian and Alaskan Native youth ("Native youth" hereafter) is approximately 80 percent (Beauvais, Oetting, & Wolf, 1989).


Individual and environmental factors for experiencing alcohol-related consequences have been identified such as drinking during high-risk periods, such as spring break, or belonging to specific student subgroups (e.g., Greek organizations).[5] Drinking throughout high school also played a role, suggesting that binge drinking starts earlier than college for some.[6]

See also


  1. "JAMA Network | JAMA | College Binge Drinking Still on the Rise". Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  2. Szalavitz, Maia (2012-05-14). "DSM-5 Could Categorize 40% of College Students as Alcoholics |". Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  3. Sanderson, Megan (2012-05-22). "About 37 percent of college students could now be considered alcoholics | Emerald Media". Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  4. "College Drinking" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  5. "An update of research examining college... [Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI". 2013-03-25. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
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