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How common is alcohol abuse on college campuses?

Dr. John C. Eustace, MD
Addiction Medicine
Alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses unfortunately is very common. Statistics point to an “extremely widespread” crisis, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a federal government agency. About four out of five college students drink alcohol, and 50% of those are binge drinkers. It’s a tremendous problem. Alcohol is everywhere, and on many campuses there’s a culture that encourages binge drinking, hazing and underage drinking.

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