America's Universities Have a Drinking Problem

These days, colleges expect their students to drink like fish and hook up frequently. And they're just trying to keep a lid on it. Sort of.

A few months ago, a colleague of mine spoke with a young man about life at one of most prestigious colleges in the country—the kind that's difficult to get into and even more difficult to pay for. What he heard was shocking: levels of substance abuse—both alcohol and drugs—that could only be called debauched.

The debauchery is hardly a secret, both on and off campus. The school's response? A shuttle bus to transport students—at least for those who hadn't simply passed out—from one bacchanalia to another and finally back to their dorms.

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