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Going to college is an exciting time in a person’s life. It can also be a time filled with stress and pressure. Many students feel the burden of having to make good grades. They cram for tests and study hard, which can be time-consuming. Having a social life while dealing with a hectic academic schedule also causes conflicts. Many students turn to drugs to help manage these issues, which may lead to drug addiction in college life.
Other college students may simply try drugs due to curiosity or peer pressure. If a student takes a drug for whatever reason, it increases the risks of drug addiction. It also increases the chance of arrest or disciplinary action.
According to a report published by U.S. News & World Report, almost 45,000 arrests were made on college campuses in 2014 for offenses related to drugs or alcohol. Colleges report more than 250,000 disciplinary actions on college campuses that involved drugs or alcohol. Why are so many college students using drugs on campus?
Many people in college find it hard to concentrate, leading to a slump in grades. Adderall is a commonly prescribed drug that students take to improve their concentration and focus. It’s also a drug that can easily lead to abuse.
Individuals who take drugs in college aren’t necessarily getting them from a doctor. Many students get stimulant prescription drugs from other students. It is dangerous when people take drugs without medical prescription or supervision. One study showed that about 61% of college students shared a prescription attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication at least once. Taking stimulants too much or too frequently can easily lead to drug addiction.
It’s been estimated that about 25% to 50% of college students who go to counseling or student mental health centers are given antidepressants. While this shows a need for antidepressant medications being available for students battling depression, it also opens the door for misuse of these drugs due to their wide availability.
About one in three college students taking psychiatric drugs have been asked to share their medications. Also, most college students who illicitly took prescription medications got it from a friend or family member with a legitimate prescription.
Specialized drug addiction treatment focused on students addresses the unique issues facing people in college. Beaches Recovery provides support for college students facing substance abuse problems with a Student Rehab Program.
This program provides therapies to improve emotional, physical and mental health, while also focusing on the academic aspects of a person’s life. The program helps young adults fit back into school and learn basic study skills that can reduce the need for stimulant drugs.
Our program includes classes, seminars, and other educational resources so you become a student once again, interested in subjects that motivate you to continue college. As you improve your physical and mental health, you’ll regain hope to continue the journey of college to create a rewarding future, which is likely why you went to college in the first place.
We understand students battling drug addiction. With one call to our admissions hotline at 866-605-0532, you can get started on the road to recovery and a successful academic life. Our specialized Student Rehab Program helps you reach your educational goals and restores a sense of pride. You’ll gain a fresh and positive outlook in rehab, and leave with the tools to maintain your motivation to remain sober throughout your education and beyond.