Vt. Colleges And Health Dept. Address Binge Drinking
The state of Vermont and its colleges and universities are trying to reduce Vermont's higher-than-average rate of binge drinking among students.
Representatives from colleges and universities and the state Health Department gathered today to discuss how they can work together to address the problem, which officials say can lead to injuries, car accidents, sexual assaults and other violence and impede student success.
A senior research scientist shared his findings in a project conducted in California. The effort set up so-called party patrols, DUI checkpoints and compliance checks for minors, and resulted in an estimated 6,000 fewer intoxicated student incidents in one semester.