April is Alcohol Awareness Month—a time to focus on the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems across our nation. One place where alcohol has long been a problem is on college campuses.
Although college students drink less today, they still consume alcohol at alarming rates. Roughly 58 percent of college students ages 18 to 22 drink alcohol in any given month. When compared to others their age, full-time college students are far more likely to binge drink or drink heavily1. To prevent unsafe drinking behaviors and reduce campus drinking even further, states and college communities are using more creative prevention strategies.