Alcohol on College Campuses: Statistics & Consequences
34% of 18-25 year olds and 13.4% of adults in Kentucky reported binge drinking in the past month. National Survey on Drug Use & Health; CDC KY BRFSS Report, 2014
2 in 5 (39%) college students ages 18–22 engaged in binge drinking (5 or more drinks on an occasion) in the last month. SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2013
- 1 in 8 (13%) college students reported having 10 or more drinks in a row in the prior two weeks (EXTREME BINGE DRINKING). Monitoring the Futures Study, 2014
Teens and college students, most of whom are first-time or inexperienced drinkers, are the most likely to binge drink. OJJDP Drinking in America: Myths, Realities, and Prevention Policy, 2005
90% of all alcohol consumed by youth 12-20 years of age is in the form of binge drinking. OJJDP Drinking in America: Myths, Realities, and Prevention Policy, 2005
Annual Alcohol Use Consequences Among College Students: SAMHSA Talk with Your College Bound Young Adult About Alcohol Guide
- ACADEMIC PROBLEMS - About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking (Engs et al., 1996; Presley et al., 1996a, 1996b; Wechsler et al., 2002).
HEALTH - 1,569 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.
- INJURY: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol (Hingson et al., 2009).
- Abuse/ Dependence: 19% of college students meet the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence.
- SAFETY - Assault: 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking (Hingson et al., 2009).
- Date Rape: 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
- Unprotected Sex: 400,000 students have unprotected sex.
- Sexual Consent: 100,000+ students report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented.
- DRUNK DRIVING: 3,360,000 students between 18-24 drive under the influence of alcohol (Hingson et al., 2009).
- LEGAL – 5% of students are involved with the police or campus security as a result of their drinking.
- 110,000 students are arrested for an alcohol-related violation.
KENTUCKY ALCOHOL OVERDOSE DEATHS: KY Office of the State Medical Examiner Report, 2013-2014
In 2014, 224 KY deaths (28% of all KY overdose deaths) were attributed to alcohol overdoses.
Ethanol, a type of alcohol, was the 4th most commonly detected drug in drug related deaths in KY in 2014, below Morphine, Cannabinoids, and 6-Monoacetylmorphine (Heroin metabolite).
- In 2013, 182 KY deaths (25.21% of all KY overdose deaths) were attributed to alcohol overdoses.
- Alcohol was the 5th most frequently detected drug in the blood of KY drug related death victims in 2013, below Morphine, Alprazolam, 6-Monoacetylmorphine and Codeine.
KENTUCKY ALCOHOL-EDU FOR COLLEGES HIGHLIGHTS: EverFi's Presentation at the BRICC Coalition Annual Meeting, April 2016
AlcoholEdu recent highlights from Kentucky institutions based on data from 9 KY Colleges/ Universities that participate in EverFi's AlcoholEdu for Colleges Program indicate:
- KY YOUTH WHO REPORTED THEY DON'T DRINK:
- 57% of incoming college students
- 67% of current college students (n=8991
- KY COLLEGE STUDENTS' REPORTED CONSEQUENCES (in conjuction with their drinking in the past 2-weeks):
- 34% reported BLACKING OUT (vs. 34% national)
- 20% indicated they PASSED OUT (vs. 17% national)
- 18% reported they PERFORMED POORLY ON AN ASSIGNMENT (vs. 19% national)
- 10% were TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF SEXUALLY
- 4% TOOK ADVANTAGE OF SOMEONE ELSE SEXUALLY