Parents, Colleges and Coalitions!

Researchers estimate that each year high-risk drinking by college students leads to:

  • Death: Around 1,825 college students die from alcohol-related injuries1
  • Assault: About 696,000 college students are assaulted by another student that has been drinking2
  • Sexual Assault: About 97,000 college students experience alcohol-related sexual assault3

By working together, parents, colleges and coalitions can prevent high-risk drinking and its associated consequences.

Talk2Prevent resources that colleges and coalitions can use to reach the parents of college students to let them know of the important role they play in their childs decision-making process around alcohol are located here:

Additional materials are available on the Talk2Prevent Toolkit page, however, these materials are specifically for use at colleges, by community coalitions in communities near colleges and of course by parents of young people college-age and younger. Every ounce of prevention matters. Thank you for doing your part to prevent underage drinking and drug use.


1Hingson, Zha and Weitzman. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2009
2Hingson, Heeren, Winter, et al. Annual Review of Public Health, 2005
3Hingson, Heeren, Winter, et al. Annual Review of Public Health, 2005

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