In an article for CNN, Allison Gilbert has looked into the subject with some interesting perspectives.
The last point is when the spring break time arrives, this is the first real test for a young person out on their own. Peer pressure and the want to be a part of the crowd is real important at that age and some will do what ever it takes to be a part of the group.
I just hope that a lot of parental preparation has been instilled in the new group of freshman college students that are breaking away for the first time this year. It is a tough age, to young to be allowed to drink, but old enough to be a voter and a soldier that will defend the country. I remember that age very well, but we weren't allowed to vote back then. Keep your head on and let the adult in you be your guide, I won't be the one to say yes it is OK to be drinking, but if you get yourself into that situation, be responsible for your decisions and your actions. ;o)