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College Life & Substance Abuse

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse in College

For many young adults, college is a time of exploring and learning more about yourself as a person. For many people, this also means dabbling in abusing alcohol and drugs. While many people grow out of this phase, others can experience the long-lasting effects of addiction for years to come.

Peer Pressure & Drug abuse

With the party atmosphere being a large part of the college experience, it’s no surprise that young people find themselves experimenting with drugs and alcohol. However many teens who wouldn’t have tried these things on their own find themselves feeling pressured to do so by their peers.

Some of the main reasons teens and young adults dabble in drug and alcohol abuse in college include:

  • Feeling left out.
  • Pressure to fit in with peers.
  • Easing feelings of social anxiety.
  • To cope with high levels of stress.
  • Being a member of a fraternity or sorority.
  • Easy access to drugs and alcohol.

Commonly Abused Drugs

Many teens and young adults drink and abuse alcohol while in college, viewing binge drinking as a part of college life. However, many students also find themselves turning to drugs. Some of the most commonly abused drugs include:

Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 or get in touch with us online today.