The student experience is tapped to teach differences in social and binge drinking. Teens and college-age youths often are not versed in the convention of ”social drinking,” instead favoring a drinking style in which they consume lots of drinks quickly.
A 2013 Harvard School of Public Health survey of 119 U.S. colleges found that almost one-fourth of college students drink heavily and frequently. ”Binge drinking is on the rise,” says alcohol researcher Sandra Brown of the University of California, San Diego.
That’s what 23-year-old Brandon Busteed recalls about college life at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Busteed, who graduated last year, says students who drink often do so with the sole purpose of ”getting trashed.”