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College Drinking Statistics Infographic

College might be a popular time to engage in drinking, but the facts surrounding the pastime are sobering.  Before you decide to drink this semester, consider these statistics.  Explore the infographic below to find out more information.



The Facts

-About 4 out of 5 college students drink alcohol

-More than 50% engage in binge drinking

-One in four college students experience academic problems because of drinking

-About one in five college students meet the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence

-Still, only 5% of students seek help

-More than 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault each year

-599,000 students incur unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol

-1,825 students die annually from alcohol-related injuries

-More than 690,000 college students are assaulted annually by peers that are under the influence of alcohol

-3,360,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 drive under the influence of alcohol


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