Alcohol and Violence
Alcohol, instead of providing a relaxed mood, can create an aggressive mood. There is a link that alcohol may increase your chance to argue and there is a strong link between alcohol and violence. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence report:
- Each year, more than 600,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
- 95% of all violent crime on college campuses involves the use of alcohol by the assailant, victim or both.
- 90% of acquaintance rape and sexual assault on college campuses involves the use of alcohol by the assailant, victim or both.