Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

USA: Alcohol, drug charges rare for college students

Sonntag 27. Februar 2011 von htm

College students caught breaking drug or alcohol laws often don’t face serious legal consequences. More often, they are sent through campus judicial systems.
David Gayle, a 19-year-old Virginia Tech student, died in September when he fell while trying to climb from a balcony to an apartment roof while intoxicated. Nineteen-year-old Laura Treanor, a sophomore at George Washington University, died from alcohol poisoning in 2009. And in 2002, Daniel Reardon, 19, died a week after going into a whiskey-induced coma during a pledging event at a University of Maryland fraternity.
The tragic consequences of heavy drinking have been felt at several local colleges. But serious legal consequences for students who binge drink and use drugs are rare. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 02/27/11)
Washington Examiner, 02/26/11

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Colleges Step Up Parental Notification of Alcohol Incidents

Montag 1. März 2010 von htm

A growing number of colleges are alerting parents whenever their children under age 21 are involved in alcohol-related incidents at school. Previously, schools like Virginia Tech would only inform parents if the student’s alcohol use resulted in arrest or a hospital visit. …Colleges also have realized that parents can be very effective in changing student drinking behavior. „Students are more concerned about their parents being notified than they are of the legal consequences,“ said Edward Spencer, vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech. (Source: Join Together, 2/26/10)

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