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"...whom they feel they can share their feelings. No one wants to be with a ‘downer dude’ so everyone keeps their best face on 100% of the time, which gives the false impression that everyone is doing just fine. Caving in to peer pressure and bowing to experimentation with drugs or alcohol are common reactions to feelings of loneliness and wanting to fit in. Out of control parties are prime examples of outlets for students trying to escape reality or hide their insecurities. See Chapter 9 for more on “drugs, sex, rock n’ roll.”
"... You have been doing things impulsively that you would never have done before.
▪ You have gotten involved in dangerous activities: drugs, excessive alcohol, gambling, excessive spending, reckless driving.
Sometimes someone close to you will be the one to point out that it is important ..."
"...Learn to set boundaries right away to avoid confusion, misunderstandings and awkward moments later. Think about how you will set limits with roommates, friends, drinking, drugs, alcohol and boy/girl friends. A good rule of thumb is to not do anything new or different from what you have been used to doing in high school for at least the first two months of school. Gaining a reputation as a party animal is a tough image to
"... to them.
Jennifer, our British/African TCK from Chapter 1 has some comments on her experience with setting boundaries:
- drugs, Sex, Rock ’n’ Roll! -
Authors Coburn and Treeger in Letting Go – A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years quotes one college sophomore ..."
"...Authors Coburn and Treeger in Letting Go – A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years quotes one college sophomore “who spent her first few months at college in turmoil after experimenting with drugs and alcohol” as saying, “The only thing I wish is that my parents had prepared me better for what I might face in college. There was never a discussion about sex, drugs or even money management…”
"... off the student to cave in to peer pressure. “Sorry man, but my folks would disown me if they ever knew I tried that. No way!”
- drugs and Alcohol -
Partying involves alcohol and sometimes drugs. Alcohol lowers inhibitions, diminishes protective reflexes and interferes with the ..."
"... Partying involves alcohol and sometimes drugs. Alcohol lowers inhibitions, diminishes protective reflexes and interferes with the ability for rational decision making. Remember you are very vulnerable in your first year at school and everyone is looking to make friends. Do it the right way.
"...Abuse of alcohol, prescription drugs and illegal drugs is on the rise. People choose to use drugs for various reasons: to fit in, out of boredom or as an escape. But drugs, particularly illegal drugs can be extremely harmful to the body. According to KidsHealth.org, illegal drugs can damage the brain, heart, and other
"... attack — even in a kid or teen.
The web page of the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health at www.drugabuse.gov) outlines “What happens to your brain when you take drugs.” The bottom line is this:
Nearly all drugs, directly or ..."
"...Nearly all drugs, directly or indirectly, target the brain’s reward system by flooding the circuit with dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter present in regions of the brain that control movement, emotion, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. The overstimulation of this system…produces euphoric effects in response to the drugs. This reaction sets in
This is the real threat of using illegal drugs or abusing prescription drugs. It can easily become an addictive habit. Statistics show that the younger you are when you experiment with illicit drugs or alcohol the more likely you are to become an addict in later life.
"... the younger you are when you experiment with illicit drugs or alcohol the more likely you are to become an addict in later life.
- Prescription drugs -
Although marijuana is still a highly popular recreational drug on college campuses, there is a rising trend of prescription drug ..."
"...pain killers such as Vicodin™, Percocet™ and OxyContin™ has become increasingly popular with students. Watch any celebrity TV news program or read the latest dirt in popular magazines and you will understand that partying like this typically sends these celebrities to ride it out in rehab. Besides using prescription drugs for recreational reasons, more and more students are using Xanax XR® and Valium™ for self-treating sleep disturbances and anxiety.
"...time there is a significant suppression in appetite which makes it popular with young women. Students who have the drug prescribed for their ADHD benefit from selling an occasional pill here and there and their friends end up achieving their desired results. However, if used again and again these drugs can become habit forming until eventually the student feels as though he or she cannot perform efficiently without them. There is also a huge risk in taking a medicine prescribed for someone else. A doctor never dispenses medication without first taking a detailed medical history as there could be
"...The legal age for drinking across all 50 United States is 21. You can be arrested for drinking under the age of 21 or using illegal drugs whether you are on or off campus. In many other parts of the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom. the legal age for alcohol consumption is 18. What we see in the U.S. and U.K. is kids leaving home and experimenting with drinking and drugs in the relative
"... in the resources section of this chapter, also gives the location of RAD courses in Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.
- Date Rape drugs -
Another important sexual assault statistic points to the fact that in the majority of rape cases one or both of the persons involved ..."
"...Another important sexual assault statistic points to the fact that in the majority of rape cases one or both of the persons involved had been using alcohol or other drugs and roughly half of all rapes occur on dates. Alcohol impairs judgment – watch how many drinks you have. If you are ever beginning to feel uncomfortable on a date, you need to leave quickly and safely. Listen to what your inner voice is telling you and don’t worry
"...There are undetectable drugs sexual predators use to incapacitate their victims and induce amnesia. The drugs are tasteless, odorless, colorless, quick acting and easily dissolvable in food and beverages. Date rape drugs include Rohypnol (common street names are ruffies, roofies, rophy, roachies, forget it, or forget-me pill), Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate (GHB) and Ketamine
"...Whether drugs are used in date rape or not, many women do not report it because they feel they are partly to blame. A woman is never to blame for unwanted sexual advances. No one has the right to touch another’s body without expressed permission. Many perpetrators of date rape, especially
"...to get a feel for what kind of person they are. When you do go on a solo date, tell someone exactly who you are going with and where you think you will be. I know, it sounds high-school-like, but it’s the safe thing to do. Also, avoid using drugs and/or alcohol as they compromise your commonsense thinking. Lastly, go to a very public place for your first few dates like a restaurant, movie theater or coffee shop. Have fun exploring together.
"...Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years, “The only thing I wish is that my parents had prepared me better for what I might face in college.” This young woman spent the beginning of her college career in turmoil as she gave way to every temptation including experimentation with drugs and alcohol.
"...there’s plenty of research now to show that most of us, my generation and the generations that came before, muddled through our university transitions to create fulfilling lives. But it could have been so much easier for all of us – less suppressing of pain through drinking and recreational drugs, through casual sex and excessive studying, and much earlier and much easier leveraging of our global childhoods into fulfilling futures. And perhaps those who got lost in the cracks, whose attempts to suppress the pain ultimately dragged them down too far, would have found their right way forward with