Yes, drinking yourself to death is typical behaviour. This is almost as bad as the crack epidemic with all of the children dying left and right:
According to police reports, she had three beers during the day, then played beer pong — a drinking game — in the evening, and downed some vodka, too.
Foellmi's death was tragic, but typical in many ways.
An Associated Press analysis of federal records found that 157 college-age people, 18 to 23, drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005, the most recent year for which figures are available.
Wait a minute? 157 deaths in 6 years? Using the CDC's handy WISQARS tool shows that more "children" ages 18 - 23 die from Meningococcal Infection, and almost as many die from Meningitis; all during the same time frame. Maybe someone should put up a sign!
I mean, it works so well to keep guns and drugs off campus. Here's another deadly danger:
One practice — drinking 21 shots on a 21st birthday — has proven especially lethal.
Perhaps we should lower the drinking age to 18 to limit the number of shots consumed!
I need to be a politician.