Alcohol & Drug Concerns

Alcohol has been associated with the college experience for ages. Some people may ignore college students drinking, claiming, “it’s a normal rite of passage”. But is it? And what constitutes “normal”?

Here are some quick facts:

Death: 1,700 students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents

Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol

Assault: More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted due to drinking by another student

Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape

Academic Problems: About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking, including: missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on papers or exams, and receiving lower grades overall

Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2% - 1.5% of students indicate they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: 31% of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6% for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to self-report based questionnaires

If you or someone you know is dealing with an alcohol or other drug related problem there are resources available to you, please contact:

On Campus

Sara Thor, Student Accessibility Coordinator
Room RL100, Phone 414-847-3347
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Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students
Room RL95, Phone 414-847-3344
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Marianne Honrath, Director of Residential Living and Student Engagement
Room RL45H/252, Phone 414-847-3246
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Tony Nowak, Dean of Students
Room RL45C, Phone: 414-847-3240
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Marquette University Counseling Center Marquette University Medical Clinic
(414) 288-7172 (414) 288-7184
Room 204 Holthusen Hall Schroeder Complex, Lower Level
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 545 North 15th Street, Milwaukee, WI

 

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