University of Minnesota study says colleges recognize drinking problem, don’t do enough to stop it

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U.S. colleges aren’t doing enough to limit student access to alcohol, a new study contends.

College administrators do recognize that student drinking is a major problem, but they focus on individual interventions and campus-based alcohol restrictions. They need to do more work with communities to develop policies to reduce excess drinking by students, such as monitoring of illegal sales of alcohol and limiting the number of retail alcohol outlets, according to study author Toben Nelson.

But Nelson and colleagues found that only one-third of college communities performed compliance checks for illegal alcohol sales, only 15 percent mandated server training, only 7 percent restricted the number of alcohol outlets, and only 2 percent raised alcohol prices.

Full story: Colleges don’t do enough to stop student drinking – USA Today