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PREVENTION OF STUDENT BINGE DRINKING TOPIC OF MINI-CONFERENCE HOSTED BY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 18, 2011  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
502-573-1555
Cell: 502-330-6596
Sue.Patrick@ky.gov
 


The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s colleges and universities are coming together to learn strategies to prevent student binge drinking at a mini-conference to be held Tuesday, April 19 at the Council offices in Frankfort.

“Effectively Engaging College Students in the Prevention of Binge Drinking” will be aimed at student health professionals, campus administrators and staff, student organizations, and others concerned about the negative effects of binge drinking on campus.

The conference, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. EDT and runs through 2:30 p.m. EDT, will feature presenters from the Century Council, a national organization funded by distillers to fight underage drinking and drunk driving.

For over a decade, The Century Council has assisted colleges and universities with innovative strategies to combat illegal underage drinking on campus communities across the nation and to promote responsible decision making about drinking or not drinking, more generally.

Dangerous over consumption of alcohol remains a major health and safety issue affecting college students on campuses. According to Century Council studies, 16.6% of Kentucky’s youth (ages 12-20) indulge in binge drinking monthly.

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.cpe.ky.gov/news/calendar/statewide/preventingbingedrinking.htm.

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