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3 common drugs used by college students

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2023 | Drug Charges

As a parent of a college student, you don’t always know what they’re doing. Your child may be hanging around people who could be bad influences. 

Your child may be engaging in criminal activities, such as drug use. While they may not tell you that they’re using drugs, you can still learn what drugs they could be using. Here’s what you should know:

1. Alcohol

Unsurprisingly, one of the most commonly used and abused drugs on college campuses is alcohol. While this doesn’t surprise most parents, they still may need to be aware of how their children can use and abuse alcohol. Many college students have a tendency to try alcohol for the first time and misunderstand the effects. As a result, they may end up binge drinking and developing an addiction.  

2. Marijuana 

While marijuana is growing to be a popular legal drug, people have been using it for years. One of the places people try marijuana for the first time is on college grounds. Nearly half of all college students have used marijuana at least once, and this statistic is growing every year. Marijuana may be healthier than most drugs, but the illegal use of it can be disastrous for a college student’s future. 

3. Prescription drugs

Many college students have prescription drugs, which may help with depression, ADHD or sensory issues. People who have a prescription should be safe. But, students who share their prescription drugs or use drugs without a prescription are violating laws. 

Your child could be caught using drugs illegally. If you’re concerned for their future, you may need to learn what options your child has for a defense strategy