Between 1993 and 2001, 18-20 year-olds showed the largest increase in binge drinking episodes among all Americans
44% of college students have engaged in a night of binge drinking in the past two weeks
The increase in alcohol-impaired driving episodes seen over the last few years is likely due to the substantial increase in binge drinking episodes
96% of the alcohol drunk by 15-20 year-olds is consumed when the drinker is having five or more drinks at a time.
The issue of alcohol use by young people, and by all Americans more broadly, is a complex one. Alcohol is the most widely used “drug” in our society and one about which many people have strong opinions and passionate viewpoints. We’ve done the research and encourage you to take some time to read up on the issue—you might just learn something new!