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College Students and Substance Abuse

College Students & Substance Abuse Full-time college students are 2 times more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs than young adults who do not attend college COLLEGE STUDENTS AND ALCOHOL ½ of students who drink alcohol engage in binge drinking 4 out of 5 college students drink alcohol WHAT IS CONSIDERED BINGE DRINKING? 自 自 in 2 hours in 2 hours NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES 25% of college students attribute poor academic performance to drinking Among college students between the ages of 18 and 24: 599,000 students suffer unintentional 1,825 students die each year from alcohol-related 690,000 students are assaulted by another student under the influence of alcohol every injuries while under the injuries influence each year year 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-fueled date Thousands of 1.2% - 1.5% of students Each year, more than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem students suffer from alcohol poisoning each year attempt suicide rape or sexual assault each year every year due to substance abuse RISK FACTORS FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE Students are most susceptible to binge drinking and alcohol-related issues during the first 6 weeks of freshman year AQ Students who live with family and commute to campus are the least likely to drink in excess Students at universities with prominent athletic programs drink more Students in fraternities and sororities are 26% more likely to binge drink COLLEGE STUDENTS AND DRUG ABUSE 51% of college students have used marijuana Marijuana use outweighs alcohol abuse on some campuses 9% of college students have tried ecstasy or MDMA 13% of students have used cocaine Heavy drinkers are more likely to use cocaine 33% of students have used the "study drug" ADDERALL Prescription stimulant use among students increased 93% between 1993 and 2005 OPIOID ABUSE ON THE RISE Non-medical use of prescription opiates is HIGHEST among college students Student use of Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin increased 343% from 1993 to 2005 Students who abuse prescription drugs are 5 TIMES MORE LIKELY to develop substance abuse problems tions-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking legeFactSheet.pdf idemic-college-campuses-prescription-drug-abuse ODYSSEY HOUSE A NON-PROFIT E

College Students and Substance Abuse

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The four years spent in college can be the best of your life, but they can also become a compilation of blurred memories thanks to drugs and alcohol. Full-time college students are twice as likely as ...


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