College Binge Drinking Symposium

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The Vermont Department of Health is sponsoring a symposium on binge drinking on college campuses.

The department says online survey data from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation shows alarming figures for college students in Vermont. Students at Vermont’s 13 colleges have a higher than average use of alcohol and binge drinking, and more than double the national average of marijuana use.

At tomorrow’s symposium, national experts are expected to discuss how college officials can encourage students to challenge the college drinking culture and advocate for change, as well as practical ways to effectively control alcohol use on campus.

The day-long symposium will be held at Norwich University.

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