College Students, Drugs, and Alcohol
A RISKY MIX
College is a time of transition and experimentation for many young people arriving on campus this fall. Most students are living on their own for the first time, finding themselves in new situations, meeting new friends, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Old enough to drive, vote, join the military, and – at age 21 – drink legally, college students are learning to be adults in a setting where the risks may seem lower.
College can be a time for maturing into adulthood. For many students, it’s when they will be exposed to binge drinking and substance abuse, perhaps more than at any other time of their lives. College students don’t just drink. Many drink to excess.