Drinking problem in college?

<p>Is it just me, or has college increased your drinking problem like it has mine?</p>

<p>Nah, it actually decreased mine. Probably because of my major (Aviation Professional Pilot). I fly in the mornings (including Saturday@8am) so that means no party nites :(</p>

<p>College=drinking=fun :)</p>

<p>Is it true that engineering students tend to drink less because of the work load?</p>

<p>Only if they can't balance their time.</p>

<p>I go to an engineering school, and pretty much everone drinks, but only on the weekends and tuesday nights (no classes weds.)</p>

<p>At my school it seems that any night of the week is open to drinking for engineers, although getting really wasted is saved for the weekends. There is a one hour break between two of my engineering classes and sometimes a few students will go a grab a few beers at a bar that is a short walk from campus. One time they came to class drunk and were struggling to answer some questions from the professor.</p>

<p>lol what school do you go to, justin?</p>

<p>I know this might sound primitive, but do you guys think it's plausible to make good friends in college if you don't drink?</p>

<p>yes, it's very possible. i have tons of friends and some of them drink and some dont. if you dont drink it's still fun to hang out with those who do, so at least theres one sober person to remind them what they did the day after ;)</p>

<p>Yeah you can definitely not drink and still have a good time.</p>

<p>I don't drink and drunk people just annoy me so I avoid the whole scene...but then again I'm a solitary person.</p>

<p>I used to have that attitude, missegg, but I found college was the time to break out of the shadow of "being aloof" and enjoy myself. I casually drink occasionally and I have a really great time... never been totally smashed and I have never had a bad experience with alcohol, either =)</p>

<p>joev, Obviously lots of people drink in college but that doesn't mean that for some of them it is not a real problem. Within the general crowd out to have a good time, there are always some people who do it too much and too often, can't help themselves, and eventually suffer for it. It can be body chemistry. If it feels out of control for you or as if it could get out of control, you should go see someone at student health and talk about it.</p>

<p>Sorry to vent, but I just find it so incredibly annoying that so many people who have never tried alcohol seem to be unable to separate the concepts of "drinking" and "getting drunk/smashed." THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING! First of all, if you've never even tried it and you avoid people that do do it, don't make uninformed, naive, blanket statements about it. And while I wholeheartedly agree that unless you yourself are drunk, drunk people tend to be annoying (and in some cases hilarious :-)), you don't need to drink to the point of drunken idiocy.</p>

<p>Well stated.</p>

<p>True, I've never been drunk, but it's not like I've never been around alcohol...I'm a farm girl for crying out loud. I can't stand the taste of beer and unless I'm going to get smashed it's hard to find someone to buy a couple of bacardi silver 03 (the only alcoholic beverage I've ever really enjoyed) to just keep around. I have no problem with ocassionally drinking one or two, especially with a meal, but most of the people I grew up with don't think that way. As for being around drunk people, I've had my fair share of that too as I was usually the DD for my friends. I just don't think the benefit of having a few alcoholic beverages around outweighs what could happen if I somehow got caught with it.</p>

<p>Just because someone is against drinking doesn't mean they are naive about it or haven't been around it.</p>

<p>krause, where do you go to school?</p>

<p>"I just don't think the benefit of having a few alcoholic beverages around outweighs what could happen if I somehow got caught with it."</p>

<p>Unless it's in your car or something, you're really not going to suffer many consequences if caught with alcohol. Around here the cops usually don't even bother taking the alcohol or writing tickets. THey just break up our parties and tell everyone to go home. I've been to at least 10 parties/get togethers where everyone was drinking and cops came and not a single ticket was written. Cops know kids drink.</p>

<p>oh yea it's definetly increased. My university itself is pretty boring, but I joined a frat so this past semester I've done an ample amount of drinking. I'm trying to cutback though.</p>