This item getting wasted why college students drink too much and party so hard by thomas vander ven paperback 2099 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom. Understanding why students love getting wasted in getting wasted ohio university professor thomas vander ven asks why americans have come to see college and drinking as synonymous. Most american college campuses are home to a vibrant drinking scene where students frequently get wasted train wrecked obliterated hammered destroyed and decimated the terms that university students most commonly use to describe severe alcohol intoxication share a common theme destruction and even after repeated embarrassing physically unpleasant and even violent drinking episodes . Vander ven argues that college students rely on drunk support contrary to most accounts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary problem of one person drinking to excess the college drinking scene is very much a social one where students support one another through nights of drinking games rituals and rites of passage. Thomas vander ven puts a particularly creative personal spin on the history of drugs and alcohol much like david courtwrights dark paradise and thomas pegrams battling demon rum getting wasted analyzes the means by which american society has attempted to limit substance abuse focusing strictly on college students at three nameless universities in the twenty first century
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