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College And Drug Use

Drug Abuse In College Students

Many college-going students have a drinking or drug problem.


A national report shows that a huge number of abusers are college students.

The probability of drug dependency is very high in teenage years.

Many pupils suffer social anxiety when first going to college. It is easier to let go off your inhibitions after a few drinks and that's why many students are tempted to drink. These addiction usually comes gradually when the continue drinking.


Drugs and booze are easily overused by full-time college students than youngsters who do not study in a campus.


Why College Students Turn To Drug Use

The alarming rate of drug use in college may be attributed to:

  • Anxiety
  • Many students are unable to manage various demands, like studying, working part-time, completing their internship program, and socializing, and start using drugs to escape stress.
  • Study Pressure
  • Wanting to succeed always makes the students study harder and they can use some stimulants in a bid to enhance their concentration.
  • Many of the time students procure prescription-based medicines when they don't have a legal prescription.
  • Urge To Experiment
  • College students, because of their young age and fewer responsibilities want to try out new things.
  • Many students start using drugs to satisfy their curiosity about these things.
  • Peer Pressure
  • Your environment and the kind of people who surround you are more likely to influence your person and your decision making.

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Prevalence Of Diet Pills And Eating Disorders In Campus

Eating disorders are highly common among college students who are considered to be at an elevated risk in the development of such problems.

National Institute of Mental Health pegged that 1 in 4 college students suffers eating disorders. Over the last two decades men and women who are affected by an eating disorder has shown a tremendous growth, and this number is alarmingly constantly on the rise. Desperate to lose weight, a large number of students resort to diet pills to achieve their weight loss goals. Some of these drugs have severe effects such as death. Find out more about eating disorders and diet pill abuse on college campuses.


College Drug Choices

Many new drugs are being introduced in the campuses every.

College pupils take some drugs are taken more than others. These include:

  • Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in college campuses.
  • It is also tricky to tell if a student is addicted to liquor or not because it is something that is used in many social events.
  • On the other hand, Adderall also popularly known as the study drug, it is the choice prescription drug for staying awake among students.
  • Many students are using Marijuana as talks about legalizing it are becoming popular.
  • Other states even have campuses tallying increased use of cannabis as opposed to alcohol.
  • Ecstasy also known as molly or MDMA, is making its comeback since it was first introduced in the early 90's.
  • Party drugs are most popular with people who are in their late teens or 20s, and as most college students fall into this age-bracket, recreational drugs are popular among them.
  • MDMA is highly popular at concerts and rave parties.

College Students And The Effects Of Alcohol

By far, alcohol is in the position of being the most popular and dangerous drug on college campuses. More and more students find it cool and associate drinking and intoxication to fun college life, earning its ubiquitous attendance in almost all college parties and sports celebrations.

It is observed that the average college students consume more alcohol that their out of school counterparts which can be attributed to the culture and widespread use in campuses.


Survey reveals that a staggering 80% of college students drink alcohol.

The Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have reported that nearly half of the population in colleges indulge in excessive drinking. There are many problems that are associated with the excessive use of alcohol such as death and even dropping out of the colleges. Discover more helpful information about excessive alcohol use and its effects on students and college campuses.


Abuse And Greek Life

The idea of family relationship fostered in fraternities and sorority groups is somewhat negated with the increasing alcohol and drug culture that are common among them.

Adderall is one of the drugs that the students in these systems take more.


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