REASON AS TO WHY YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER IS LIKELY TO BE A UNIVERSITY DROP OUT
There has been a rampant rising cases of campus dropout due to the drug and substance abuse in the universities and colleges.
There has been a rampant rise in the cases of campus dropout nationwide. The root cause of the disastrous event is mainly considered to drug and substance abuse.This was stated during the celebration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking where many of the stakeholders directed that the training of anti-substance abuse peer educators should be incorporated into the varsity curriculum.It is said that university and college students aged (18-24) make up the largest group of drug abusers.The main reason as to why varsity and college students opt to drug abuse is to kill the social anxiety. To do this the temptation to drink or use substances becomes strong and that not all start drinking immediately but the start binge drinking and doing drugs but routinely they start drinking to have more fun thus leading many students toward addiction.
Among the causes of student abusing drugs and substances are
Many students do have stress as at this age many of them are struggling with identity, course work and even relationships. Their state becomes vulnerable to temptation so one opts into drugs so as to be able to calm his/her stress
- Course load
Many students are said to be abusing drugs due the course load as some would smoke marijuana or even chew khat (Miraa) so as to stay up all night to meet the assignment and course deadlines. It is considered by researchers that student’s doing technical courses are the one’s who get into drugs addiction as some of them are doing courses suggested to them by their parents.
- Peer Pressure
When in campus the peer pressure is overwhelming with the partying and the freedom everyone is allocated the responsibility becomes abundant. So one is to decide for his/ herself without the guidance of their parent hence one falls into the social class trap of drug abuse and partying.
Below are amongst the most abused drugs in the campuses
Marijuana – It is stated that the large population championing the legalization of weed are students. Weed is smoked by students to get high and have hallucination.
Some of the addicive drugs consumed by students
- Adderall- This one is used by the well-off student to keep them awake so as to work on their course and it is highly addictive to the user.
Prescribed Adderal drugs for a patieny
- Alcohol- With the emergence of cheap liquor many students opt to this as it is cheap and legal. Alcohol dens are located at every corner within and around campus.
All students are urged to be drug free as this provides a healthy lifestyle and a bright future as it allows one to complete his/her studies.