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Towson University in the Press

Towson University Alcohol abuse not an issue at Towson U.-10/1/14 Student view-“There are infrequent college pregame gatherings filled with the same small population plus a friend or two whom they most likely dragged out against his or her better judgment.”
Towson University Towson University works to curb longstanding issues with drinking-9/13/14 “About 50 students were taken to hospitals for alcohol intoxication annually in recent years, but last year the number was about 70.”
Towson University Towson University Recognized for Alcohol Education Program-6/12/14 “On-campus alcohol violations and recidivism for fraternal organizations have dropped significantly since Towson implemented the TIPS for the University program over 3 years ago.+
Towson University Binge Drinking: the Effects on a Person s Behavior—Spring 2010 “Another factor that may add to the college setting as a high-risk environment for binge drinking is that youths on college campuses are targets of heavy marketing of alcoholic beverages (The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, 1995). Beer companies are especially active in promoting to college students.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Towson University Students

Anthony "Tony" Gerald Villella, February 10, 2007, Towson University  More Information  15 to 20 people partied at Villella's apartment on Oberlin Court in the Colony at Kenilworth. A friend saw Villella drink approximately 10 beers and four shots.  29 students were transported to the hospital for alcohol-related incidents in 2006. The same number were transported in 2005, and 28 were transported in 2004.
Julio Salgado, 21, September 13, 2011, Towson University More Information Julio was found unresponsive in his by his roommates in his off-campus apartment.  Tests showed that Julio lost his life as result of  Oxycodone and alcohol intoxication.
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