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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shaquille O'Neal Speaks on college students getting drunk

Shaquille O'Neal Speaks on college students getting drunk
Staff Writter

Today, basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, Ed.D. joined The Century Council on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their top staffers. Dr. O'Neal spoke about The Century Council's effort to address college binge drinking across the country and highlighted new research completed by Morgan State University on binge drinking among Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students.

Morgan State University, funded by a grant from The Century Council, conducted and compiled research which revealed that consumption and attitudes about alcohol among HBCU students are different that the national college sample:

Two-thirds of HBCU students like to pre-game versus thirty-six percent of the national sample.v Eighty-two percent of HBCU students have a good grasp on their drinking limits and maintain them versus seventy-eight percent of the national sample.v One-third of HBCU students don't always realize how drunk they are until later compared to 39% of the national sample.

One-half of HBCU students who drink and go out socially report binge drinking on a weekly basis while two-thirds reported binging in the national sample.

"Binge drinking on college campuses is dangerous and has got to stop," said Shaquille O'Neal. "Strategies to combat it need to be more effective on a national level, which is why I am proud to lend my support to this effort by working with Morehouse College and The Century Council. I am sure that the campaign we develop will be creative and is going to have a large impact. It's exciting work."


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