Students in higher institutions take part in drug abuse and excessive use of alcohol.
The rate of addiction in college students is higher than most other groups.
Young individuals [ages 18 to 24] are already at an increased risk of addiction.
Many students experience social anxiety when they enter college. For students who do not engage in extracurricular activities or clubs find it easier to socialize through drinking. A good number of pupils falls into dependence of drugs and booze after these become part of a habitual form of enjoying life.
Students who are attending college in a full-time college program are twice as likely to fall prey to this problem than the students who do not attend college.
Reasons For Drug Abuse In Colleges
Several things can lead college pupils to fall for drug overuse and these are:
There are many activities in colleges such as internships, exams and social life that can exert some pressure to students causing them to resort to using drugs.
Wanting to succeed always makes the students study harder and they can use some stimulants in a bid to enhance their concentration.
Most of the times, medical practitioners are not the ones that have advised or prescribed these drugs to the students.
Urge To Experiment
From a personal and professional perspective, pupils are placed before new phases of their lives.
It is almost usual among people at this age to explore and experiment with new things and experiences in life.
Sometimes a student may start indulging in alcoholism just because some of their friends are doing so.
There is usually problems with dieting among many college students.
According to a research of the National Institute of Mental Health, at least 25% of college pupils have problems with unhealthy eating behaviours. A report revealed that the number of both males and females having unhealthy eating behaviours has increased by far in the past twenty years. In an effort to loose some pounds, they resort to the use of weight loss pills. Death and other health complications can occur because of this. There is information about the effects that come with the use of these drugs.
Chosen Drugs On College Campuses
College pupils try any type of drug depending on the latest tendencies.
College pupils take some drugs are taken more than others. The examples are:
Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in college campuses.
Having a drink is often believed to be socially acceptable and recognising a problem among college students who are abusing alcohol can be difficult.
Adderall also has the nickname of being a "study drug" and this medication along with some other stimulants is increasingly becoming popular with college students who are facing the pressure to meet all their academic requirements.
Pot is now being used most by many students because many states have started legalizing it.
Other states even have campuses tallying increased use of cannabis as opposed to alcohol.
Ecstasy, which was very popular in the 90s, has started becoming popular in college campuses again in a more concentrated form, called molly or MDMA.
It is relatively accessible among college students as a party drug, and they are more likely to use this drug as they fall under the target age range for this drug abuse.
MDMA is widely abused at raves and gigs.
College Students And The Effects Of Alcohol
A majority of students in the higher institutions use liquor. 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.
Most college pupils end up assuming more booze that non college students because its abuse during college is common and often excused.
It is estimated 80 percent of college students use alcohol.
A research performed by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has shown that about half of pupils have drank heavily. Attack, injury, detention, and passing are issues related to binge drinking, not only long term problems related to health. The students in higher institutions are always educated about the dangers of alcohol.
Fraternity And Sorority Drug And Alcohol Abuse
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.
Members of a Greek system abuse drugs more than other students.
Getting Help For Drug Or Alcohol Dependency
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