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Misuse Of Drugs In College

The Misuse Of Drugs In Higher Institutions

Common problems on college campuses which are noticed are binge drinking, prescription and recreational drug abuse that is popular.


Among the total drug abusers throughout the country students in college hold the premier position and are one of the largest groups.

Young individuals [ages 18 to 24] are already at an increased risk of addiction.

Many students experience social anxiety when they enter college. They can join social circles where they start using alcohol and eventually get addicted to it. Binge drinking is not something that every student starts doing as soon as he enters college, but drinking on a regular basis pushes many students onto the path of addiction.


Students who are attending college full time have a two times greater risk of alcohol or drug addiction than their counterparts who don't go to college.


Reasons For Drug Abuse In Colleges

Several things can lead college pupils to fall for drug overuse and these are:

  • Stress
  • For students dealing with the stress of coursework, part time jobs, internships and the likes many students turn to drugs as a coping mechanism.
  • Course Work
  • Adderall is one of many stimulants that pupils take in order to stay awake and turn in their homework on time.
  • Most of the times, medical practitioners are not the ones that have advised or prescribed these drugs to the students.
  • Curiosity
  • The lack of experience and an adventurous nature of being a youth can sometimes lead students to desire to use drugs for the first time.
  • Trying drugs is part of these new phases.
  • Peer Pressure
  • Students who are part of a peer group in which many people use recreational drugs are more susceptible to use drugs.

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Diet Pills And Eating Disorders At College

Unhealthy eating behaviours are more likely to form among college pupils.

25% of all college students struggle with an eating disorder as specified by the National Institute Of Mental Health. 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. Get more info about unhealthy eating behaviours and diet tablets overuse on college campuses.


Chosen Drugs On College Campuses

College pupils try any type of drug depending on the latest tendencies.

There are few mainstays among the abused substances that are always there throughout the decades. These include:

  • Alcohol is attributed to most cases of campus troubles that are related to substance use.
  • Having a drink is often believed to be socially acceptable and recognising a problem among college students who are abusing alcohol can be difficult.
  • Another form of drug that is used mostly in colleges is Adderall because many students believe that it keeps them awake and they can concentrate on their studies.
  • In many states, Marijuana is now legal and that's why its use among college students is rising.
  • Other states even have campuses tallying increased use of cannabis as opposed to alcohol.
  • Ecstasy which became popular during the 90s is presently making a resurgence during the past few years in its pure form and is known as MDMA or Molly.
  • Students in their 20s tend to overuse the "party drug" as their generation is in the target age range for the most common abusers of this substance.
  • One of the most common party drugs is MDMA.

College Students And The Effects Of Alcohol

Alcohol gained its notoriety as the most popular and legally accessible substance among college students. Drinking alcohol is extremely common in campus, as it is a part of every house party, student parties, and celebrations.

Alcohol is so common in college and its use rarely, if ever, is frowned at, and that's why college students as a group drink more alcohol than those who are of the same age but do not attend college.


It is estimated 80 percent of college students use alcohol.

According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, almost half of the 80% are binging. Attack, injury, detention, and passing are issues related to binge drinking, not only long term problems related to health. Know about alcohol abuse among college students and the dangerous effects of alcohol on the health.


Abuse And Greek Life

There are many different fraternities in colleges, each of which encourages its members to have friendly relations with other members and to seek excellence in academia and other spheres, but Greek system, with all its good points, has more cases of alcohol and drug abuse than others.

Adderall is one of the most overused prescription substances within fraternities and sororities, way more than students outside the Greek system.


Seeking Assistance For Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Don't go through harsh times alone if you are a college pupil having troubles with heavy drinking, prescription drug overuse, or an unhealthy eating behaviour. You will have support from expert guarantors that our dependence professionals will find for you. We invite you to contact us on 0800 246 1509 so that we can help you get over your addiction and reclaim your life.