Substance Abuse Guide for College Students

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Recognizing, Understanding and Combatting Alcohol & Drug Abuse on Campus – A handy guide to recognizing abuse and where to find help.


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise. The good news is that students can be proactive in understanding what constitutes substance abuse, how to keep their own habits in check, and how to spot problems in themselves or others. This guide offers a wealth of resources to help students do all of those things and more

College means enduring long hours of study, worrying about grades, making new friends, and yes – getting a little rowdy on a Friday night. Unfortunately, for far too many students, relaxing on the weekend might also mean indulging in far too much alcohol or even harder substances.

Causes of Substance Abuse

Why do so many college students turn to alcohol or drugs? There are several reasons students cite as reasons they become intoxicated or high.

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Getting Help for Substance Abuse

Getting help can be tough, because it means admitting that things have gotten out of control. However, the decision to get help is huge, and deserves the utmost support. That support system includes friends, family, a professional counselor knowledgeable in substance abuse, and possibly even those who have already walked this path. CHI Recovery is ready when you are ready. Give us a call any time: 707-812-7772 or Contact Us via email.

Find out the answers to these questions and more. Read the entire guide here: college-resource-center/substance-abuse-in-college.

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