Town Square

Post a New Topic

rampant alcohol abuse at Stanford

Original post made by Bill, Stanford, on Feb 1, 2010

According to the Chronicle, 44 Stanford undergraduates were hospitalized last year for alcohol poisoning. More than twice that number were arrested for alcohol-related crimes. Are these numbers typical for American universities?

Web Link

Comments (1)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I hear PAFD going out on ETOH calls at Stanford all the time. Most are on folks under 21. The PAFD firefighters I spoke with about it thought is was kinda funny, as when they were kids, if you got overly drunk, you and your friends just dealt with it. The last thing you wanted was an official response. These kids call 911. lol

It is such a waste of emergency response resources. PAFD is tied up handling drunk kids, while AMR is have to rush from Sunnyvale or Los Altos to handle someone having a heart attack or stroke.

qq


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Flirtation
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,524 views

King of the Slides
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,172 views

The Future of our Parks: Public Workshops this Week
By Cathy Kirkman | 0 comments | 581 views

NO MEAT ATHLETE Workout/Running Group
By Max Greenberg | 2 comments | 499 views

Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 448 views