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Addiction Amongst College Students
Transcript of Addiction Amongst College Students
Don't be an accomplice.
Do some research.
Attend a meeting.
Use positive reinforcement.
The harmful urge to regularly have a fix
Does it affect you socially economically?
Stressed College Student
What Is Addiction?
Problems Associated With Addiction
Significance Of Abuse
Some students who use alcohol and/or drugs experience consequences, such as poor or lowered academic performance, violence, health problems, high-risk sexual behavior, and addiction.
Isolation from others.
Change of friend group.
Development of tolerance (when the body requires more of a substance to achieve the same affect over time).
Death: 1,825 college students die each year from alcohol related, unintentional injuries.
Assault: More than 690 thousand students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
Sexual Abuse: More than 97 thousand students are victims.
Academic Problems: 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking.
Economic cost are estimated to exceed half a trillion dollars annually including health, crime related cost, and losses in productivity as a result of addiction.
The economic burden in the U.S. for addiction is 2x that of any other disease affecting the brain including Parkinson and Alzheimer's disease.
Socially affects relationships.
Emotional issues such as, depression, are often found in children of alcoholics.
Tuesday, March 18 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
On College Campus
Substance Abuse (Alcohol)
Kendall Day: Students Let Loose
Before Finals Week
Binge Drinking frequently (3 or more times in the past 2 weeks) is up 16%
Drinking on 10 or more occasion in the past month is up 25%
Getting drunk 3 or more times in the past month is up 26%
Drinking to get drunk is up 21%
Half of all full time college students (3.8 million) binge drink, abuse prescription drugs and/or abuse illegal drugs.
Almost 1 in 4 of the nations college students (22.9%, some 1.8 million) meet the medical criteria for substance abuse or dependence.
That's 2 and a half times the proportion (8.5%) of those who meet the criteria in the rest of the population.
Ithaca College Kendall Day 2012
40 million Americans ages 12 and over or more than 1 in 7 people have addiction involving nicotine, alcohol and or other drugs.
Biology - The genes that people are born with account for about half of their addiction vulnerability.
Environment - Factors such as peer pressure, physical and sexual abuse, stress, and quality of parenting can greatly influence the occurrence of drug abuse and the escalation to addiction in a person’s life.
How to Help
Stage an intervention.