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Alcohol and drugs come hand in hand with attending college thisstatement is thought to be truthful when talking about college oruniversities One of the reasons we think this statement is true is becauseas a college student you are given certain gifts Freedom is one of themany gifts that are given to a college student I call it a gift because itsa privilege given to a student while attending college The student does nothave anyone to tell them what to do what time to be home whether or notto go to class and so on With freedom you are forced to face certainsituations and one of them is drinking and taking drugs while at school The student is forced to choose between the academic life and the sociallife The best predictor of a level of substance use is peer pressure Thestudent usually uses substances to cheer up to forget problems tosocialize to relive tension and to combat boredom The reason this becomes an attention to authorities of colleges anduniversities is students driving under the influence of drugs or alcoholdestruction of poverty fighting disturbance of the peace overdosessuicide attempts reports of rape and academic problems A study foundthat 45 of students who were sexually active while under the influence ofa substance might not have done so if sober Over 20 of theseintercourses are done unprotected Eight-five percent of college studentsdrink beverage alcohol compared with 70 of the general population Heavydrinkers range between 21 and 27 of the college population Studies areshown that 55 of undergraduates have driven after drinking and 41 havedriven knowing that they were not capable Of these students 20 go toclass under the influence and 25 just did not show up to class 64 offraternity and sorority house undergraduates drink in heavy manner Therise of marijuana in college has gone up tremendously about 30 in therecent years Alcohol is still the one that is used more often in college The processes of individuation emotional
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