Higher Education: Crocked on Campus

A backlash against college drinking grows as a new study documents the damaging effects on all students

Neal, a 21-year-old college student, knows he had a good time last September when he attended a costume party in suburban Los Angeles. He just can't remember it. After downing a dozen hits of vodka and cranberry juice, the University of Southern California senior staggered outside and passed out on a , nearby lawn. At 3 a.m., two strangers drove him back to campus. He fell over a bike rack, passed out again, then woke up to find one of L.A.'s finest snapping handcuffs on him. The police did not press charges, and the officer handed Neal over to a campus...

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