Webpage Review: (NIAAA College Drinking Prevention) Guidelines
Visit and explore the NIAAA’s College Drinking Prevention webpage: https://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/. After thoroughly reviewing this webpage, answer the below questions in a typed document (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman 12-point font). There is no page requirement; simply write as much or as little as you need to concisely yet completely answer the questions. Some of the questions will require you to click on additional links on the original webpage to gain further information.
NOTE: do not plagiarize! In other words, do not simply copy and paste content from the webpage to answer these questions. You must answer the questions in your own words. Copying from the webpage will result in a “0” on the assignment and may result in further university-related consequences (e.g., failing PSY 435 with a grade of “XF”) related to academic misconduct.
1. Summarize and discuss the statistics about the prevalence and consequences of alcohol use by college students in the U.S. (2 points)
a. What do these statistics mean to you?
b. How consistent/inconsistent do you think these statistics are with USM students’
drinking? PSY 435 students’ drinking?
2. Complete the interactive body activity at
https://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/SpecialFeatures/interactiveBody.aspx (2 points)
a. What did you learn from this activity?
b. Briefly describe important points related to the effects of alcohol on the lungs, heart,
stomach, kidneys, and pancreas.
3. Pretend you were charged with the task of better educating USM students about drinking alcohol as a college student. Based on your review of the NIAAA’s College Drinking Prevention webpage, what would you say to these students? Include at least 3 points or facts that you learned during your review of this webpage (2 points)