18, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Ninety-two
percent of college students have not damaged property
as a result of drinking alcohol. Seventy-eight percent
have not performed poorly on a test because of drinking
alcohol. It's not the perceived normal image of the
college student, but it's the correct one for the
majority of students.
and university students across the nation will celebrate
drinking abstinence and responsible drinking Oct.
22-26 during their observance of the 18th annual National
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
students can attend lectures, sporting events and
recreational activities - all 100 percent alcohol
free - to prove that college students can have good
times without drinking.
event during the week will be "Reality Check" sponsored
by The CAUSE - UK's College Alcohol Use Student Educators
- and UK Police and held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
on Rose Street across from the Chemistry/Physics Building,
between the parking structure and the Mining and Minerals
Building. During this event, students put on "fatal
vision goggles," which impair vision in ways similar
will administer drunkenness tests, such as having
the "suspects" walk a straight line.
THE CAUSE will lead activities with the "suspects"
that require hand/eye coordination and general motor
the week, THE CAUSE will be at stations across campus
with giveaways and educational brochures to inform
students about low-risk choices and the effects of