College Parents are often worried about the health of their students. The choices they make about alcohol are particularly concerning. As a result, it is worth sharing this powerful student story from Odyssey Online, a social content platform of millennial and many student voices.
The story starts with an honest statement from the author, Demi Vigren, who is a student at Ball State University:
“I am probably not your average college student. I don’t party. I don’t drink. I don’t hook up with people. It is weird for other people to hear that I do not participate in these things as a college student; in fact, even parents are shocked.”
The headline of the story is noteworthy – “I Am A College Student With 0% BAC” but for reasons that may not be obvious. Demi Vigren is not alone.
According to 93,034 student responses to the 2015 ACHA National College Health Assessment approximately 21.3% of students have never used alcohol.
Alcohol use is a key topic for parents to consider when monitoring your student’s health. What is your experience? What advice can you share with other parents?