University of Oregon students who enter as freshman will be required to take alcohol awareness classes. This is a progressive new stance to help young adults better understand the risks accociated with underage drinking.
College is one of the heavy times most people report their drinking. Drinking in college has almost become a right of passage and a simple part of the college culture. The problem is that many college students adopt these habits as a life long problem.
Alcoholism can start early in ones life. Colleges, such as the University of Oregon are smart to implement programs for alcohol awareness and minor in possession classes. Such programs will ultimately save lifes and hopefully reduce the amount of problem drinking that attacks college students early in their lives.