Before setting foot on Stanford's campus, incoming freshmen must spend an hour or two completing AlcoholEdu, a program that draws the ire of many members of the freshmen class. While the creators of the much maligned AlcoholEdu program point to surveys and nationwide adoption as markers of success, the efficacy of the program is still under scrutiny.
Despite alcohol education programs at schools nationwide, colleges are reporting net increases in alcohol-related hospitalizations and increases in binge drinking. At Stanford, for instance, the average number of alcohol transports for the entire term last year took place in the first four weeks of fall quarter this year.
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