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Post-College Consequences

The consequences of alcohol abuse during the college years do not end with graduation. Frequent, excessive drinking during college increases the prospects for continuing problems with alcohol and participation in other "health-compromising or illegal behaviors"(Schulenberg et al., 1996). On the other hand, in a prospective study of college students, researchers found that although fraternity/sorority membership is associated with high levels of alcohol consumption in college, Greek status did not predict post-college heavy drinking levels (Sher et al., 2001).

Overall, these data indicate that high-risk drinking exposes students, either directly or indirectly, to unacceptable risks.

 

"I’ve lived in college dormitories for much of my adult life, so I know firsthand the impact irresponsible drinking has on the quality of residential life…reducing alcohol-related harm is clearly central to our mission."

Edward A. Malloy, President
University of Notre Dame


 

 

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Last reviewed: 9/23/2005


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