While not every college student who binge drinks commits or becomes the victim of a heinous crime, most do engage in regrettable behavior — much of which they can't recall after the intoxication wears off. What's more, the negative consequences of binge drinking can have lasting, deleterious effects on college students' academic performance. In one national survey, a full quarter of college students reported having academic problems as a result of alcohol use, according to The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Task Force on College Drinking. That should come as no surprise: While students are consuming copious amounts of alcohol, they're obviously too impaired to study. And recovering from a hangover can take hours, or even a 24-hour period, during which students feel too ill to concentrate on studying.