How Can I Stop Drinking at College?

We’re glad you asked! Perhaps you recognize a growing problem you have with drinking. Maybe your drinking is getting in the way of your grades. Whatever the reason, there is help out there for you. The first thing you can do is determine if your college has a therapist from whom you can receive guidance on how to stop drinking. Call and make an appointment today. If the therapist is out of town, or backed up with too many appointments, look through your college’s website for drinking-related help. There may already be options for help on campus in which other students are finding ways to stop drinking, too. Trust your gut and decide not to drink today.

Here are some statistics that might foster your decision to stop drinking. According to a 2015 study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of college students between the ages of 18 and 24: 1,825 students died from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor-vehicle accidents. About one in four college students reported academic consequences from drinking, including missing class, falling behind in class, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades. 97,000 students reported experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape, and 696,000 students were assaulted by another student who was drinking.

Are you alarmed by the statistics in the NIAAA study? College students, maybe similar to you, are up against peer pressure and a college culture of drinking, stress to achieve good grades, complications of perfectionism, and untreated emotional and mental health disorders.

You’ve heard of drug overdoses, but do you know the danger of alcohol poisoning? Alcohol poisoning is the result of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. This can affect your breathing, heart rate, body temperature and gag reflex, and could lead to a coma and death. Are you thinking about you or your friends who may binge drink?

Again, we’re so glad you want to stop drinking. Get help today, educate yourself, and don’t drink!

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Students who cannot miss coursework to attend a rehab ought to consider Infinity Malibu’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). We offer the same level of care and integrity in our PHP as the residential program. Save your life today by calling 855-608-8495!

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