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GRANT TO HELP FIGHT CAMPUS BINGE DRINKING

Funded with a $100,000 private grant, the State University of New York on Wednesday began its campaign against binge drinking on campuses.

The grant is from the Century Council, a nonprofit education agency funded by liquor manufacturers that has invested more than $130 million since 1991 in anti-drunken driving and other programs combating alcohol abuse.

SUNY will use the money and the technical assistance from the council in its multiyear plan to reduce alcohol abuse and limit drunken driving and related crimes. The plan includes assessment of the problem, education, intervention and treatment programs and enforcement.

Alcohol-free social and recreational activities will be planned along with treatment plans and strategies to underscore that most students don't binge drink.

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