For a normal individual who does not suffer with alcohol abuse, it is easy to avoid going overboard. They can stick to a few drinks in a social setting without feeling dependent on alcohol. The social norm of avoiding overconsumption is enough to keep these individuals under control, however, this is not the case for those with alcohol dependence. Most college educators make the assumption that educating students about what is considered a normal amount of alcohol is enough to keep them from going overboard. As the current article mentions, however, this method cannot be relied upon when it comes to students with alcoholism. The article suggests new methods that college campuses can take towards alcohol prevention education. For example, it suggests that college campuses include more screening methods to identify high-risk students and provide programs specific for them. The suggestions in this article are valuable for my final paper because they not only address issues with the current mode of alcohol prevention on college campuses, but they suggest new methods for improvement. If I decide to argue that current alcohol prevention programs are ineffective, it is imperative that I have alternative suggestions to improve these programs.
Jung, J. R. “Changing the Focus of College Alcohol Prevention Programs.” Journal of American College Health, vol. 52, 2003, pp. 92-95.