Objects in Mirror

Talking openly about college drinking

Posted at 3:44 PM on November 20, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR's Midmorning discusses Drinking beyond limits:

The recent alcohol-related death of one Minnesota college student, Amanda Jax, has brought the issue of campus drinking back into the spotlight. One expert says the problem goes far beyond college campuses.

While listening to the show, I heard host Kerri Miller ask about the culture of binge drinking on campus. It really got me thinking about what defines binge drinking (I'd wager most of us would discover we've had a binge drinking episode at least once) and about attitudes towards drinking in general - beyond the campus and into the home. But to the points I heard during Midmorning:

* Are colleges tough enough on underage drinking?
* What can parents do for their college age kids? For their younger - or older - kids?
* How much is drinking a part of our culture?

Join the conversation online. We have an open discussion about drinking beyond limits, and you can share your perspective on how the media covers these issues in The media is not the message.

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