You should know better. Actually, you do know better, but somewhere between when you started partying with your pals and where you wind up at the end of the night, all of what you knew – or thought you knew – about mixing alcohol and substances went right down the drain with the ice cubes. Talk about a rude awakening. The trouble is this kind of risky behavior can have a deadly result. It’s time to listen up. There are lethal combos out there and mixing these substances can kill.
For some college students, their new freedom at the university may be the first time they have handled certain responsibilities. Many are new at managing money, their nutrition and health. While there are campus services available to assist students with juggling the new areas of responsibility in their lives, many students try to solve problems on their own.
Colombian university students are the biggest drug consumers in the Andean region of South America, a social study found.
Parents and their children wait expectantly for word of their acceptance into the college of choice. It feels like the dawn of a new era: parents are thrilled to see their child so interested in continuing academic achievement and students look forward to independence and new friends. How many of these parents are aware of the risks that face their young adults as they move into dorms and discover that they can make decisions, both good and bad, about alcohol and drug use?
Women are often advised before going out with friends to never leave their drink unattended. Even men can fall victim to manipulation when knock-out drugs are involved. For anyone out drinking with friends, it is just sensible practice to always have control over their own glass.
On college campuses across the country, students have been turning to Adderall, a drug that is usually prescribed for attention-deficit disorders, to help them stay awake and focused for studying and taking tests. However, prescription stimulants like Adderall can be very dangerous when used inappropriately. When combined with alcohol, the drugs can be deadly.
Raves or rave parties refer to dance parties that often last through the night and consist of a variety of loud and fast-paced electronic sound coupled with strobe and psychedelic lighting effects and high-tech equipment. Typical rave venues feature a number of artists on the bill and often flyers are circulated (or word-of-mouth promotes the venue). Raves can attract hundreds – even thousands — of participants.