How enlightend you are ... I guess you have life all figured out, and clearly you must be right... everyone who drinks alcohol in college is jumping on the Hell Express. I suppose the idea of teaching responsible drinking to our children is out of the question. I certainly cannot speak for all the rest of us mere mortals, but in my humble opinion, much of the problem with college drinking stems from the fact that it is forbidden fruit. We are telling them to take on the accountability of an adult but we don't want them to know about alcohol. This contradiction creates a lot of confusion and experimentation that occasionally leads to sad cases like this.I didn't have my first taste of alcohol 'til I was almost 22 years-of-age so it's never been any kind of "factor" in my life.
Let's just let all of these kids drink alcohol as minors since it's "the thing" to do so that when they're 30 and are drunks, have lost lots of jobs not to mention a spouse, respect of their children and community, etc. we can just say "we all go through it...it was just more on him than normal"!
This is a tragic case.