TRENTON, NJ - Scholarly pursuits by day, binge drinking by night. Does this sound like your college experience?
New Jersey officials met in Trenton Monday to discuss the effects of underage drinking, and what they can do to regulate it. Students and lawmakers alike are concerned about the binge drinking that occurs on campuses around the state.
Officials say alcohol abuse has led to 3 deaths in the Garden State this year, and over 2000 each year around the nation.
Senate President Richard Codey testified Monday, saying that it is essential for the state to get a handle on underage drinking.
Experts say that students need an education that includes classes on alcohol, in order to properly educate them on its effects.