Choosing Booze over Books? Get Screened!
College is a time of furthering education, gaining independence and making new friends. But it is also known for tailgating before football games, binge drinking and barhopping, all of which include massive amounts of alcohol intake by 18- to 24-year-olds. As a result, classes are missed. Studying is backlogged. Grades drop. Even when students promise to go to class regularly and hit the library more often, school takes a backseat to alcohol. However, those academic consequences pale in comparison to the ones linked to alcohol abuse: Consistent drinking can lead to:
- Health problems
- Clouded judgment and increased vulnerability─the perfect setup for assault
- Risky behavior
- Accidental injuries
- Drunk driving
Needless to say, some of those consequences are permanent or even fatal. Not sure if you drink too much? Don’t know how to stop? You can find out today, which is National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD). Its purpose is to let people know the dangers of alcohol and alcohol abuse, and offer a helping hand to those seeking recovery. Lakeview Health Systems’ alcohol rehab program is the most effective way to stop alcohol abuse and addiction in the long term. The committee behind NASD has developed CollegeResponse, a specially designed screening program directed toward college students. At the event, college students can get information about the abuse of alcohol. The screenings are anonymous and confidential and can be done at the events or online. If you’re looking forward to your next alcoholic drink more than passing an upcoming test, you may want to check out CollegeResponse and find a participating location. Would you go to an alcohol screening at your college? Share your experience below or on our Facebook page.