Va. Tech Announces Plan To Curb Alcohol Abuse

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A year in the making, Virginia Tech on Friday released a methodology intended to meaningfully curb campus and off-campus alcohol misuse and abuse and related harmful behaviors during the next five to seven years.

Engaged student leaders, risk-management training for student clubs and new incentives to do the right thing – such as seeking medical help for a dangerously intoxicated friend – help form the backbone of the proposed strategy for changing student conduct.

In addition, a campus task force called for a commitment to expanded social opportunities that don't involve drinking.

The report found that an estimated 500 injuries occur each year at Virginia Tech as a result of alcohol misuse and abuse.

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