Alcohol consumption | American Hotel Academy

It is important to emphasize students, especially freshmen, about the higher risk alcohol and other toxic substances have. Although students are informed about these issues, very few are aware of the consequences and the negative impact that alcohol or drugs can have on academic, personal and professional success. In general, those students come to realize the effect of their behavior through rough experiences such as:

• academic or social exclusion on grounds of excessive absence from school, aggressive behavior, refusal to understand and align with the values and rules of the school, especially the academic ones.
• failure to pass the exams, repeating the school year due to lack of concentration or the lack of interest in all academic matters.
• exclusion from the school.
The reality is that students generally need to experiment with new things in order to discover themselves. We believe that if they still feel the need to experience different things, they will do it anyway, but it’s important to know that, during this process is essential to:
• not harm themselves or any other persons
• not to lose sight of their academic and personal growth
• follow society’s rules as well as school’s rules
• to make school their first priority and to participate on school’s activities

What you can do as parents?

• Educate the child regarding the effects of alcohol consumption and the use of any other toxic substances.
• Clarify the importance of the combination between the consumption of alcohol and the academic results, in the way how alcohol can influence the academic performance.
• To help them understand the school’s rules and policies regarding the use of toxic substances and its consequences.
• To help them understand the school’s rules and policies regarding the use of toxic substances and the consequences.
• Pay attention to people with whom your child spends time.
• Make sure that the child knows the risks and the legal penalties for drinking and driving, for drinking in public or in any other places.
• Examine your own values related to alcohol and avoid telling stories about your time spent in university and alcohol experience.
• Encourage them to intervene when a colleague has alcohol problems and to sustain their right to function in a safe academic environment.
• Keep in touch with your child, even if he/she is away from home, show interest in any activity he/she may be part of.
• If you suspect that your child has problems and you cannot help him we advise you, to encourage him/her to seek assistance in the school’s counselling office.