School’s back in session and for many college students around the United States, this will be their first real taste of independence. For students all over and especially those attending Missouri State University, we want to make sure your future stays bright throughout your entire college career. One of the best ways to sail smoothly through your college years is by avoiding binge drinking, as well as getting charged with a DWI in Springfield, MO.
In a recent study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 60% of college students, ages 18-22, drank alcohol within a month’s time and almost 2 out of 3 students engaged in binge drinking during that time period.
Alcohol Consumption Consequences
Alcohol consumption can affect your life in a number of ways while in college, from falling behind in classes, being too hungover to even attend class, or worse, drinking and driving that results in an accident, a DWI charge, or a death. Researchers also estimate the following consequences for college students every single year:
- 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor-vehicle crashes.
- 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
- 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.3
- Roughly 20 percent of college students meet the criteria for an AUD.
- About 1 in 4 college students report academic consequences from drinking, including missing class, falling behind in class, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall
Many organizations all across the globe and especially in the United States are working on changing the current college drinking culture. Just because you go and support the Bears at a home game, doesn’t mean you need to binge drink in order to have a good time with your friends. If you think you may need some additional help getting your drinking habits in order, contact your college counselor or start here, to become part of the movement. Your decision to avoid consuming alcohol will help to reduce DWIs in Springfield and may even end up saving someone’s life.
Springfield DWI Help
We understand mistakes happen to good people and we want to help you avoid those mistakes. However, if you do find yourself in a position where you need Springfield DWI help, we are here for you. We will aggressively fight on your behalf to salvage your future. A guilty plea to a DWI in Springfield, can ruin your college experience and even the rest of your life. Landing a well-paying position, applying for loans or even trying to buy a house will be negatively affected with a DWI charge on your record. Not to mention, these types of charges can put strain on your personal relationships, mind and spirit.
Contact us today, to set up a free consultation for Springfield DWI help, we are ready and willing to help you take back your future.