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Alcohol and drugs come hand in hand with attending college this statement is thought to be truthful when talking about college or universities One of the reasons we think this statement is true is because as a college student you are given certain gifts Freedom is one of the many gifts that are given to a college student I call it a gift because its a privilege given to a student while attending college The student does not have anyone to tell them what to do what time to be home whether or not to go to class and so on With freedom you are forced to face certain situations and one of them is drinking and taking drugs while at school The student is forced to choose between the academic life and the social life The best predictor of a level of substance use is peer pressure The student usually uses substances to cheer up to forget problems to socialize to relive tension and to combat boredom The reason this becomes an attention to authorities of colleges and universities is students driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol destruction of poverty fighting disturbance of the peace overdoses suicide attempts reports of rape and academic problems A study found that 45 of students who were sexually active while under the influence of a substance might not have done so if sober Over 20 of these intercourses are done unprotected Eight-five percent of college students drink beverage alcohol compared with 70 of the general population Heavy drinkers range between 21 and 27 of the college population Studies are shown that 55 of undergraduates have driven after drinking and 41 have driven knowing that they were not capable Of these students 20 go to class under the influence and 25 just did not show up to class 64 of fraternity and sorority house undergraduates drink in heavy manner The rise of marijuana in
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