For many students, attending college is a wonderful experience. Finding oneself, experiencing academic growth and living away from parents for the first time are all exciting new milestones. College towns like San Jose are full of novelty and endearing quirks. Many adults look back of their college years as the best of their lives.
Unfortunately, even those with happy college memories have to acknowledge that university life has a dark side. Alcohol abuse is rampant on most campuses, destroying lives and property indiscriminately. Rehab centers are available in most college towns to help, but the most powerful weapon is awareness.