From National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
- About 4 out of 5 college students drink alcohol.
- About half of college students who drink, also consume alcohol through binge drinking.
- 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.
- 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.
- About 25% 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.
- More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5% of students indicated that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.
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From National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC):
- 19% of college students ages 18-24 met the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence.
- 5% of these students sought treatment for alcohol problems in the year prior to the survey.
- 3% of these students thought they should seek help but did not.