Back in the day, binge drinking* at college was almost a rite of passage.
But back in the day, we didn't know about things like date-rape drugs and alcohol poisoning. Plus, with drinking ages at 18 or 19, college students were in bars where there were people who could cut them off or get them help if they needed it.
Laurette Perry is a UMD Health Educator who works with the Tri-Campus and Community Coalition to help educate college students about the dangers of binge drinking, especially since now, the binge drinking is more likely to be happening at someone's home.
*the CDC defines "binge drinking" as "pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume 5 or more drinks, and when women consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours."