American Addiction Centers has been talking to parents for quite some time regarding drug use, and the prevalence on college campuses. Many students returned to their respective colleges in August or later. The big discussion is about drug use and the prevalence of it on college campuses around the country.
College students are among those who have the highest drug and alcohol abuse in the country. There are now 1 in 3 students who admit to having abused alcohol or drugs at some point in their lives. College students are abusing drugs at a high rate, and it seems that there is no way to end it. It is currently overtaking the college population.
Although this issue is now out in the open, the biggest problem is the number of students abusing Adderall. This and other medications like it are amphetamines, and they are dangerous for the body. The number for college students that have been drinking is also dangerous, coming in at nearly 62%.
Missy Pollack, the director of the Recovery First Treatment Center says that she was introduced to amphetamines her first week of finals in college. Missy was in the library studying for finals when she was approached with the drug. It’s sad to think that a college library could be such an easy target for students to be approached with amphetamines.
One of the most disappointing things for Missy, is that when she was offered drugs, it wasn’t offered in a discreet fashion and no one seemed to care. Once she accepted, she repeated the cycle, only to discover that she couldn’t stop. Although she couldn’t really couldn’t seem to stop what was happening, this vicious cycle was out of control.
It wasn’t until a much later time that she wished someone had taken the time to get involved with her and get her help. There are several signs that friends and loved ones can keep their eyes open for including:
- Drastic change in appearance
- Severe mood swings
- Sleep problems or sleeping too much
- Problems telling the truth
- Paranoia that can’t be explained
One of the reasons she wished that her addiction had been noticed sooner, is because she felt it would have saved her a ton of heartache.
American Addiction Centers is a place to get help, and it’s a place that is safe for those who want to get free of addiction. The American Addiction Centers are now one of the top choices for those who need inpatient our outpatient services. The goal is to provide effective clinical care, as well as viable treatment solutions.
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