A fake identification not only means your college student is bold and creative. It may also be a sign of a serious alcohol problem.
Using false identification is a common way underage college students obtain alcohol. A recent Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research study collected data annually on over 1,000 college students from a university during their first four years of college. Several risk factors for alcohol use disorders were accounted for including demographics like sex, race, living situation, religiosity, and socioeconomic status, individual characteristics like childhood conduct problems, sensation-seeking, and age at first drink, high school behaviors like drinking frequency and drug use, family factors like parental monitoring and parental alcohol problems, and the perceptions of their peers.
False IDs were used by almost two-thirds of the students. Increased false ID use was connected with increases in quantity and frequency of alcohol use independent of all other influences.