Asked by Leslie Nguyen on Apr 27, 2024



In a national survey, 52 percent of American college students said they drink to get drunk and 42 percent said they usually binge when drinking. To reduce this problem, many schools have instituted zero-tolerance programs. According to the research described in this section, are these programs likely to work? Why or why not?

Zero-tolerance Programs

Policies that mandate predetermined consequences or punishments for specific offenses, often used in schools and workplaces to deter undesirable behaviors.

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Verified Answer

Jonathan Tychonick

Apr 28, 2024

Final Answer :
They are not likely to be successful because zero-tolerance programs do not address the reasons that students binge, do not affect the student culture that fosters binge drinking, and do not teach students how to drink moderately.