College life is an exciting time. A new sense of independence and freedom, along with new friends and experiences; it is also a time when many young adults become active participants in the college party scene. The rising use of drugs and alcohol is a reason why rising awareness of drug and alcohol abuse is even more critical.
Once a young adult gets on a college campus, under-age drinking doesn’t seem like such a bad thing anymore. Alcohol is a staple in most social gatherings, and is as much a rite of passage in the social rituals of higher education.