July 28, 2009
Is Binge Drinking Regarded as Normal Student Behavior Any by Whom? Why?
For a student drinking was one of the normal things they do, not only because they were having problems but also because of the influence from co students, sometimes because of having good time, party, or the issue of belongingness. Without them knowing that they encouraging themselves as a binger.
Between 1980 and 2003 research find out that “binge” drinking among students has declined from 41.27% to 29.7%. Binge drinking is down and abstinence is up among American college students, yet in spite of this and other overwhelming evidence, the false impression persists that drinking is increasing and “bingeing” continues unabated.
Binge drinking for me is not a normal behavior of a student; it became their habit because of the influence of other. Sometimes because of excitement turning them on legal ages which give them freedom and for them to conform to other students that are already a binger. The curiosity also one the reason why student became out of control on drinking alcohol. Leads them to affect their normal life, like failing grades, having no interest on their classes, laziness or worst dropped out. They become irresponsible on their selves as well as from other things.
To mislead student becoming a binge drinker; on my own perception, someone or the school should encourage students to join extra curricular activities. Be a part of an organization or be a team player on any sports. And for the Binge drinker students, they should go under psychological practices, so that they will learn cause and the effect of becoming a binger. They should join on some conference or a peer who helps people from preventing themselves into drinking too much alcohol.
Prof. David J. Hanson Ph. D “Alcohol Problems and Solutions”