College is the time for new experiences and the first time that most young adults have the freedom to make major, potentially life-changing decisions on their own. As parents, we all hope that our children make the right ones that will help them lead healthy, happy, and successful lives. However, the realities of college life put students at a greater risk for drug use than other demographics due to a higher likelihood of exposure to their new environment.
Through the college party scene, students may encounter drugs for the first time. Experimentation can lead to regular use, which, in turn, can lead to addiction. Furthermore, the high levels of anxiety that college students often face due to the exams and other assignations, they are more likely to use drugs or alcohol as coping mechanisms as they may not have the tools they need to manage stress and anxiety in natural, … Read more