Heard on campus: Ruthie Alcaide at Penn State New Kensington

March 03, 2004

"Binge drinking is a huge problem on college campuses. If you're drinking and your grades are suffering, you should know that one night of heavy drinking impairs your ability to reason for up to 30 days."

Ruthie Alcaide, a cast member from the MTV series "Real World: Hawaii" who was sent to rehab for her alcohol abuse during the show's filming. Alcaide spoke at Penn State New Kensington March 3 and shared her story of alcohol addiction and how she is fighting it through support from her family and friends. Her visit is part of Penn State New Kensington's spring cultural series.

For more quotes and pictures from her visit, go to http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2004_03_03_newkensington/index.html

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