(The Maroon) The [Loyola] University Counseling Center did a survey that’s nationally administered to colleges throughout the U.S. to get a sense of what substances college students are using. The survey found the number one substance college students are using is alcohol. Ranking a close second was cannabis.
Counseling center staff counselor Alysse Fuchs started a poster campaign this year on cannabis use disorder to reach students who may have questions about what the use of cannabis could mean for them.
“I don’t think cannabis use disorder is discussed a lot, and when it is discussed, the rhetoric is ‘don’t do drugs’ or ‘marijuana is a gateway drug,’” Fuchs said. “I wanted to focus on conveying what I want students to know instead of making them feel like someone is telling them not to smoke.”