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Staying Safe on Campus

East Tennessee State University

Alcohol Awareness


"Abusive and underage college drinking are significant public health problems, and they exact an enormous toll on the intellectual and social lives of students on campuses across the United States.

Drinking at college has become a ritual that students often see as an integral part of their highereducation experience. Many students come to college with established drinking habits, and the college environment can exacerbate the problem. Research shows that more than 80 percent of college students drink alcohol, and almost half report binge drinking in the past 2 weeks.

Virtually all college students experience the effects of college drinkingwhether they drink or not."

--National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2021

Alcohol is the largest contributor of high risk behaviors on college campuses. If you choose to drink alcohol, you assume the responsibility of dealing with the possible negative consequences.

  • Drink in a safe environment with people you know.
  • Know your limit and drink in moderation.
  • If you are not 21 years of age, it is illegal to consume or possess alcohol.

Counseling Center Safe Drinking Strategies
ETSU Drug and Alcohol Policy

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