In a recent law firm blog, attorney Stuart Mauney asks, “Where is the outrage?” He’s referring to underage and binge drinking and the inadequate response to its dangers from the media and the public. He points out that despite the alarmingly high rates of abuse and the thousands of lives it harms each year, it just doesn’t make the headlines.
In 2014, a survey of law student well-being was conducted. Some preliminary results show that 43% of respondents reported binge drinking at least once in the last two weeks while 21.8% reported binge drinking at least twice in the past two weeks. 52.9% indicated that they drank enough to get drunk at least once in the last 30 days. This shows us that Mauney’s concern is well-founded in the legal arena, as well.
Mauney is an Advisory Committee member to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) and Shareholder at Gallivan, White & Boyd P.A. You can read “Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?” in the firm’s Abnormal Use blog here.