National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

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We are in the middle of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Parents, we are telling you what you need to know when it comes to your student and the affects of alcohol abuse.

Doctor Craig Allen, the Medical Director of Rushford Center with Hartford Healthcare, joined Good Morning Connecticut at Nine to share statistics and how to get help.

Alcohol, in addition to its effect on the brain with intoxication and risk of addiction, effects many other systems in the body 

Most college age students who drink engage in “binge drinking” which has its own list of acute and harmful effects.

“The Annual Review of Public Health” reports that 97,000 college students 18-24 report alcohol related sexual assault. 

For more information, watch the video above. 

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