Alcoholism’s effect on American is that 17 million adults are effected and which leads to long term effects such as heart diease, liver damage and sexual disfuction. Deaths related to alcohol is the 3rd leading preventable cause in the United States. Seven hundred thousand students between the age of 18-24 are assaulted by another student that has been drinking. Many students in college experience sexual assault or date rape having being under the influence of alcohol. To help prevent sexual assault involving drinking and date rape, you can make sure when someone is drinking make sure they have a buddy that advises them when they have drank too much and can take care of them.