Battling High-Risk Drinking on Campus (The Washington Post)



President Kim’s op-ed piece discusses how higher education can combat high risk drinking. (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Writing in the The Washington Post, President Jim Yong Kim discusses the prevalence and harms of binge drinking among college students. “As a leader, a parent and a physician, I believe that this particular ‘given’ of college life has led to far more deaths and harm than we should tolerate.”

Such behavior has proved very difficult to influence. “The key lies in collaboration,” Kim says. The Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a new alliance formed this spring and led by Dartmouth,“represents a serious effort to tackle a persistent student health problem by using rigorous scientific methods and sharing data, outcomes and strategies to achieve a common aim in multiple educational settings.”

Read the full story, published by The Washington Post on 09/17/11.

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