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California State University-San Marcos in the Press

California State Universities Environmental Prevention Strategies Significantly Reduce College Drinking-11/23/10 “Community-based, well-publicized environmental interventions can significantly reduce drinking and intoxication at off-campus locations, a multi-year experimental study performed at 14 universities in California found.”
California State University Education lauded in drinking decrease-9/27/11 “Research gathered every two years by CSU alcohol policies and prevention programs showed reductions in underage drinking, as well as an increase in students who seek medical attention for their intoxicated friends.”
California State University-All S.F. State, other CSU campuses adopt technology to help combat alcohol poisoning deaths-8/4/13 “San Francisco State University and the other 22 California State University campuses are rolling out a mobile app this coming semester to help combat alcohol poisoning-related deaths.”
California State University-All CSU Campuses Spreading Message About Alcohol Poisoning Press Release-8/1/13 ” Aware Awake Alive communicates to high school and college students directly with a “Drunk or dying?” message that is simple, actionable and non-judgmental. Web-based tools are designed to be intuitive and simple to use for young people and those who influence them, like parents and teachers.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving California State University-San Marcos Students

Patrick Drown, 19, August 15, 2009, California State University-San Marcos How and why? Patrick went to a house party with his fraternity brothers.  He was later found in the middle of the road, near the house where he had gone with his friends.  His blood alcohol level was about twice the legal limit for a 21-year old.  Patrick had been hit by a car.   According to the driver, Patrick was lying in the road at the time he was struck.
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