There's no shortage of statistics and facts to be found on college drinking in Wisconsin and elsewhere. And the numbers are alarming. National Survey Data by AlcoholEdu states that half the students who drink alcohol actually spend more time drinking than they do studying. "Forty percent of all academic problems are related to drinking" says the National College Alcohol Survey. And driving while impaired by alcohol kills more Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 than anything else. Drunk driving among Wisconsin college students is clearly a problem.
Back in 2010, methamphetamine cases weren’t that common here in Eau Claire. This has changed significantly in subsequent years. Meth cases in the city have been going up over the past few years, to the point where the annual case totals are now fairly high.