We know from national data that four of five college students choose to drink. About two in five students drink in a high-risk way, and this heavy episodic drinking is of major concern. The consequences of high-risk drinking affect students who drink, students who choose not to drink and the university community at large. According to the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, excessive drinking results in 1,700 deaths, 500,000 injuries, 600,000 assaults and 97,000 incidents of sexual assault among college students yearly. These alcohol-related negative outcomes indicate a critical need for effective strategies to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses.
Clemson University acknowledges the problems associated with underage and high-risk drinking and is committed to promoting the health, safety and personal responsibility of its students. The University provides education, programs and policies to empower students to make responsible decisions in regard to alcohol management.
Redfern Health Center offers comprehensive and integrated services to students, which include preventive education, intervention, assessment feedback, counseling and short-term psychotherapy.