Vermont seeks solution to college binge drinking

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Parent awareness of their college-student children’s drinking patterns and problems can help reduce the scourge of binge drinking on campuses across the state, officials said Wednesday.

In some cases that involvement begins long-before the students arrive at school or after an established student has been found in violation of college alcohol rules.

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen said that college students tend to drink less when their parents are aware of what they are doing, especially when they first arrive on campus.

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