BI - A new study finds that underage college students in Maryland are significantly more likely to drink alcohol than those in other parts of the United States. The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems released the report this week. It found that 83 percent of underage students in Maryland used alcohol in the past year, compared with 75 percent elsewhere in the country. There was no such geographical difference among students of legal drinking age. The study also found that students in Maryland and elsewhere engaged in binge drinking to about the same extent. The University System of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University led the group that produced the report. They recommend that colleges prohibit alcohol marketing in school-sponsored communications and events to combat excessive student alcohol use.
I’m going to ignore how fucking stupid this study is. If only 83% of college students underage drink, than let’s send that other 17% to Belize. The real problem here isn’t underage drinking, but it’s that in 2013 we even have a thing called underage drinking. How many fucking studies will it take to prove when you try to stop underage drinking, all it does it make kids want to do it more? Thank God for strict parents who send their angel daughters away to college without ever letting them drink. We thank you for your ignorance. It’s been proven about 1000 times that the DARE program only makes kids want to do drugs even more. It’s ridiculous they even researched how to “reduce college drinking”. Get out of town and drive off a bridge with that bullshit. I’m proud of you, kids of Maryland, for being smarter than every other state.
PS: Why wouldn’t everyone here drink? It’s 95 degrees from May-September, then 12 degrees from November to April. October is the only pleasant month. So basically drinking is the only way to not kill ourselves.
h/t matt and ryan