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MBPD speaks to college females about alcohol influence

(Source: MBPD) (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police recently spoke to members of Alpha Delta Pi at Methodist College on the topic of risk management and the influence of alcohol. The group said, this was very helpful in preparing them for the influences they encounter as college females.

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, virtually all college students experience the effects of college drinking, whether they drink or not. College drinking leads to negative consequences and the drinking problems are widespread. 

The NIAAA said, 4 out of 5 college students drink alcohol. 

Consequences of drinking include: 

  • Death: 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
  • Assault: More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
  • Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
  • Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Academic Problems: About 25 percent 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.
  • Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.

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