Alcohol is the number one drug in college that every student will experience whether they drink or not according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
If taking selfies were a drug then it’d be first and we’d be a country constantly under the influence.
Songs used to just promote alcohol and other drugs.
Now it’s promoting selfies.
It’s trendy, catchy and fun, but is that what college and life is all about?
Alcohol is easy to obtain as a college student because you’re surrounded by other students who are at least 21-years-old.
Drinking isn’t necessarily a problem, it’s the type of drinking that causes an issue because just about half the students in college binge drink.
Drinking is the norm for college students.
It happens at social gatherings and may be used to escape reality for the night. Not many think about binge drinking when they hear their favorite songs or hear someone yell “free shots” in the bar.
Being underage is where binge drinking is most likely to occur.
When you have a few friends who want to split a bottle of alcohol or a case of beer the goal is to finish all the alcohol before the end of the night.
There’s no sense in trying to stop people from drinking because it’s going to happen.
The goal should be to educate students on how fast alcohol affects the body.
One thing that students may not know is that they become more intoxicated even after they’re done drinking and that the only thing that stopping them from reaching sober town is time.
There is no speeding up the process. No coffee, exercise or showers can make one sober up quicker.
Driving after a night of drinking is never going to end well even if you make it to your destination because you’ll probably feel like crap the next day for potentially putting someone else’s life in danger.
The legal limit of your blood alcohol content is .08 and several factors determine how much and how fast a person can become intoxicated.
One can’t determine that level unless they have an accurate breathalyzer.
It’s common to drink and drive because we think we’re in control after we’ve been taking great drinking selfies all night to show everyone what’s happening and create memories with our friends.
On Sept. 27, Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez and her two kids were involved in an incident involving a drunk driver. Everyone is ok.
After the supposedly drunk driver fled the scene and JLo expressed her feelings as she and Remini uploaded a selfie to the internet.
Is that what Instagram is for?
Today, our society functions off of social media for almost anything.
News, bragging through pictures or updating statuses about how we’re doing or our opinion on trending topics.
As young adults there will always be mistakes and that’s a part of human nature. We learn from experiences what we may or may not have been taught growing up. It’s about what you walk away with and what you learn from the experience.