When I first started working as college professor over 20 years ago, I thought that prohibition might be the answer. Don’t allow any drinking on campus, especially among underage drinkers. Let’s see, how did Prohibition work the first time around? Not so great. Seems like a psychological principle called reactance got in the way. But more on that later.
It didn’t take me long to realize that absolute prohibition was not going to be the answer.
So what to do about unsafe college drinking? That’s what we’re going to talk about in this blog.
Let me warn you. There are no easy answers…but I think there are some potential solutions.