AEW: "What Happened to Your Performance and Grades? Role of Alcohol in Academic Performance"
All students admitted to an institute of higher education have the potential to graduate. Unfortunately, about 25% of college students suffer academic consequences due to excessive drinking during college. Substance use in the is United States is at an all time high with 21 million people 18 years or older qualify for a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). It is not a stretch to realize that college drinking also increases in correlation to the country’s SUDs population. With the increased consumption of alcohol, some students do not graduate postponing and sometimes giving up on their educational aspirations. The effects of drinking does not only interfere with education but also with life in general. There is a 3% increase from 1998 to 2005 in the number of unintentional injury deaths related to alcohol among 18-24 year olds. Simply stated, some students don’t live to graduate and others suffer legal consequences in addition to the moral consequences of someone being injured or dead due to their choices. The term unintentional mean that these were preventable if alcohol was not involved. This presentation will interactively debunk myths related to drinking and look at how alcohol affects the body. It will also present ways to self assess alcohol use and provide resources to seek help when appropriate so you become a success at LU and a graduating statistic.