NIAAA Introduces Resource to Help Colleges Curb Student Drinking

The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse has introduced a new tool to help colleges cut down on student drinking, CNN reports. CollegeAIM includes 60 alcohol interventions, with information on their effectiveness, costs and barriers to implementation. The guide includes a wide variety of interventions, from requiring Friday morning classes to restricting happy hours and other drinking promotions. CollegeAIM can help schools choose wisely among available strategies, boosting their chances for success and helping them improve the health and safety of their students. According to NIAAA, underage drinking, as well as harmful drinking among students of legal drinking age, continues to be a major problem on U.S. campuses. Each year, an estimated 696,000 college students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking, while 97,000 students report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape and 1,825 students die from alcohol-related injuries.
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