(NIDA Teens, August 5) At college, you may be offered drugs—possibly for the first time. Maybe you’ll hear about drugs you didn’t know about. You may be around people who use drugs. Any of these experiences can make using drugs seem like no big deal.
Plus, it isn’t unusual for college students to experience uncomfortable feelings like loneliness or anxiety. Some students become homesick or even depressed. In these situations, drug use may look like an easy escape.
The fact is, drug use is a big deal—a very risky deal. It can change the entire course of your college experience. Read more.