Students Expect to Drink When Term Paper
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College programs to intervene and stop students from drinking are successful at times if they are capable of changing the way that the student views his or her own alcohol use, thus altering the decisions that have made regarding the use of alcohol. There are some brief intervention techniques that appear to be effective. One of these is to use objective, personalized feedback regarding an individual's alcohol use, in order to increase the individual's awareness of potential risks caused by its use, which motivates changes in behavior. Even brief, one session, feedback interviews have been shown to produce significant decreases in levels of consumptions for six weeks following the session and to experience negative consequences related to alcohol for at least four years. Challenging students' expectations about alcohol use can alter their drinking behaviors (White 1).
I have had high expectations of drinking in college, expecting it would be fun and bring me lots of friends and great times. However, I see that, according to the figures presented in the research, not as many
people actually drink in college, and that the results of drinking in college has lots of negative results, not the least of these being involved in a crash where someone is hurt or killed. I would not want this to happen and therefore had better watch how much I drink.
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