Iowa State University is trying to attack drinking problems among studentsby knocking down misconceptions about student life. Elizabeth Knurekis the Health Promotions Director at the ISU student health center. Knureksays a survey of students showed many of them believe binge drinking is acommon thing.The survey showed students believed over half of their peers drink heavilywhen only 37-percent do. Knurek says students want to fit in and may drinkmore to do so.She says freshmen are more likely to go along with everyone else when itcomes to drinking.Knurek says the university is trying to educate students through a campaignthat explains that a majority of students are NOT drinking to excess. Knurek says she can understand why students might believe drinking is thenorm.Knurek says they’re using adds in the student newspaper and posters in dormsto advertise the truth about the amount of drinking on campus.
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