When it comes to college, it is all about how the student handles it. For many students, they look at college as a time to learn about themselves. They learn what they are interested in, what their hobbies are, and how they can grow as individuals. It’s a pivotal moment in the growth of a young adult.
However, if they fall down the wrong path, it’s only going to go downhill from there. It is why the AAC (American Addiction Centers) is taking the time to educate parents and students alike on what is really happening on some college campuses when it comes to drugs and alcohol. Now, they are not looking to scare parents or young adults. They just want them to stay alert to the many of the dangers that are awaiting them if they are not careful. Read more: American Addiction Centers Reviews | Rehabs and American Addiction Centers Reviews | Glassdoor
When it comes to the various colleges across the United States, it’s happening everywhere. They are doing their part to prevent it and make sure it stays away from their campuses, but they can only do so much at the end of the day.
They can’t be around 24/7, and they don’t want to have to babysit them as well. The reason they don’t want to babysit them is because they want them to feel like college is a chance to learn about their various passions and interests. However, they know how quickly drugs and alcohol can derail them for what they came to college for in the first place.
One of the biggest issues on college campuses is the drug, Adderall. It is all too easy to obtain on campus, and in many cases, they do not even try to hide the fact they are passing it around from student to student.
It’s right out there in the open. It had a major effect on Missy Pollack, who is now the alumni coordinator at Recovery First Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She saw firsthand what it could do to someone, as she is now five years in recovery. She has talked about how she wished someone had noticed her using it and abusing it. She’s hoping to use what has happened to her to properly educate other students on the dangers of it.
In addition to that, the parents of college students need to look for the warning signs, and they need to talk to their kids. They need to be in constant communication with them.
They need to make sure they are sounding and acting like themselves. If anything seems off, they need to have a talk with their child about it. The AAC is hoping to stop the problem at its core before it turns into a lifelong addiction.
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