As reported by Monitoring the Future, 42% of high school seniors tried to drink alcohol. College years is not the period we think is the right to experiment with alcohol. Most students tried to use alcohol at an early age, during their high school period and parents are unaware that their children have a drinking habit.
Americans spent $163 billion on alcohol in 2011. College drinking statistics show that in 21.6 million students who enrolled in 2012, 17 million of them drink alcohol and 8.5 million who are binge drinking. 88% of student athletes report using alcohol.