Alcohol

A Re-Think of the Way We Drink

College occurs at a stage in life when drinking levels are generally elevated. The age period from 19-24 is associated with the highest prevalence of periodic heavy alcohol consumption during the life span. Although, on average, college students may drink on fewer occasions that their non-collegiate peers, they tend to drink more heavily (5 or more drinks in a sitting) on a more frequent basis than nonstudents, placing them at especially high risk for the consequences of heavy consumption.