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Back to College? Talk to Your Student About Alcohol

Back to College? Talk to Your Student About Alcohol

Published 08-22-23

Submitted by Alkermes

~13% of college students live with alcohol use disorder. The consequences could be severe.

On many college campuses, back to school can also mean an increase in alcohol consumption. If you have a loved one heading back to school, it’s important to speak to them about the dangers of alcohol abuse.

Here are some facts from The National Institutes of Health to discuss with your student before they head back to campus.

1500+ college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries.


25% of college students say they experience academic difficulties due to drinking.


~22,000 are hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.


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