Could College Binge Drinking Be Discouraged by Stricter Parenting?

  According to one study outlined in a Huffington Post, the answer to this question is yes. As Behavioral Health Director at UCSB Student Health, Dr. Edwin Feliciano provides assistance to college students with a wide variety of addiction-related issues. Binge drinking affects people of all age, but it does have a disproportionate effect on college students.   The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 40 percent of students binge drink and 25 percent of college students report that binge drinking has affected their academic studies in some capacity. It is a serious problem in universities today, but the problem may stem back to middle school or high school.   Children who are introduced to alcohol earlier are more likely to repeat the habit into their teens and twenties. The aforementioned study was from Loyola Marymount University, and it was published originally in the Psychology of Addictive…