Alcohol abuse

binge drinking
4:44 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image?

Kenny Hummel died of alcohol poisoning while attending Washington State University.

Last October, a freshman at Washington State University passed out after consuming hard liquor and an energy drink. The student later died in the hospital. His blood alcohol level was about five times the legal limit.

That led to some soul-searching on the campus in Pullman, Wash.

It turns out an average of 200 students each year end up in the ER at Pullman Regional Hospital for alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries.

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Washington State University
9:23 am
Tue June 19, 2012

WSU combats rise in substance, sex abuse; chancellor heads to new job

John Fraire, WSU's vice president of student affairs, says the emphasis on student safety results from an increase in substance and sex abuse taking place on the Pullman campus and throughout the country in recent years.
Jimmy Emmerson Flickr

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will do more this fall to ensure that incoming freshmen are better prepared to make healthy choices when it comes to drugs, alcohol and sex.

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