How Bingeing Became the New College Sport

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How Binging Became the New College Sport

Expectation: I expect to see a lot of personal experiences from the author. I feel that he will reflect on what he went through in college or what he saw in college. I also expect to see that there is no real “cure” to binging, but he will explain a few ways to help quell the problem. Topic: The binge drinking problem among college students, some 21 years or older, and some under age. Claim: Today’s college students, both of the age and under, have been abusing alcohol to the point of hospitalization and it needs to be stopped and put under enforcement. The author’s point of view is first person. Personal Experience: I have personally not binged to the point of needing a stomach pump, however, a lot of my friends like to drink and drink until vision goes black. I have also had these friends since high school and things haven’t really changed since then. I enjoy a drink every once in a while and on occasion, I will get pretty drunk, but never until I lose consciousness. I just do not think that the fun of binging has more weight that the risks and the consequences. Summary: “Pre-gaming” has become common practice for a lot of college students which means students who cannot legally purchase alcohol will go into dorm rooms or off-campus apartments and drinks as much hard liquor as possible before heading to the parties. Enforcement of the minimum drinking age is actually part of the problem. People who cannot legally drink sometimes drink out of spite for the law or just as a thrill, but turns into a deadly habit. Also with the “official adult” age lowered from 21 to 18, 18 year old think this entitles them to be able to drink at an early age. The author feels that if the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19. Now, at first this will create a lot of binging among the people who have achieved their new found freedom, but he feels that this is the only way to really control it. Unconsciously,...
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