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NAB brings alcohol awareness to NSU


Tori Dodson

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Spring break is right around the corner, and the Northeastern Activities Board is prepared to deliver alcohol awareness.

The board has arranged a fun and informational trivia night to educate NSU students on the effects and consequences of alcohol. The “NAB Alcohol Game Show” will provide alcohol statistics and awareness questions, while encouraging students to make healthy and safe choices when it comes to the use of alcohol.

“The natural culture of college, which has been portrayed by the media and other sources alike, view college as a party scene,” said Bryan Harris, NAB member. “They really only address negative issues about institutions and their students. So, when kids graduate high school they come to college expecting a big party, and if that's what they go looking for, they are going to find it.”

Heavy drinking in college can take a toll on a student’s academic life, health, personal relationships, and friendships.

“I have definitely seen alcohol and drinking negatively affect a peer’s classwork, social life, and personal life,” said Harris. “It's sad to see someone that has a ton of potential go through a life of failure in college due to alcohol and the avenues that excessive alcohol consumption opened up.”

The repercussions of binge drinking can be severe and, in some cases, deadly. Every year, 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, and approximately 97,000 students report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

“Knowing your limits and understanding how alcohol effects your body is super important,” said Paige Murphy, senior from Adair. “People are going to drink in college and underage drinking takes place too, sadly. If you are going to drink, be smart about it and look out for yourself. There are so many tragic stories out there due to alcohol, I would be devastated to see an NSU peer involved in one.”

The board has planned for this awareness event to take place before the break, in hopes that more students will participate and learn about the effects of heavy drinking and alcohol poisoning.

“If you are a college student, even if you are someone who drinks very little, chances are that those around you are not drinking with such constraint,” said Carter Combs, NAB member. “I hope students have a fun spring break, but I also hope they come to the NAB Alcohol Game Show to learn more about alcohol and its consequences. I think if you surround yourself with trustworthy people, you’re going to be safe and you’re going to have fun.”

The NAB Alcohol Game Show will take place Thursday, March 15, in the University Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. NAB welcomes all students to attend.

For more information about the NAB Alcohol Game Show, email Julianna Smith, NAB chairman of the board, at or visit the Student Engagement Office. 

If you would like to view more alcohol facts and statistics, visit the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism website at





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