Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Kids to a Party School
Party schools aren’t the only schools where kids drink, but they generally drink considerably more in those colleges more than others. I don’t know what your concept is of kids drinking a lot in school – maybe just a bunch of embarrassing drunks. But here are some statistics from the National Institutes of Health that you should be aware of if you want your kids to be safe.
- 80 percent of college students drink alcohol.
- Half of those binge drink – meaning drinking a lot in one sitting.
- 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die every year from unintentional injuries related to alcohol.
- Nearly 600,000 college students receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.
- Nearly 700,000 students of that age are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
- Nearly 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
- One in four college students miss classes, fall behind, do poorly on exams or papers and receive lower grades because of drinking.
- More than 150,000 students develop alcohol-related health problems.
- About 1.5 percent of college students say they tried to commit suicide last year because of drinking or drugs.
Does that sound like an environment you want to put your kids into? Is that what you had in mind when you thought it would be a good idea for them to go to college? If you can avoid sending them to a party school, they’ll have a much better chance of staying safe AND getting a good education.
If your kids drink, you should consider getting them through an alcohol rehab program before sending them off to college. And if you find out they’re drinking while in college, you should consider taking them out of school to do an alcohol rehab program.
Drinking doesn’t just waste a college education, it’s also very dangerous!
Call us to find out where you can find a good alcohol rehab program to get them on the straight and narrow.