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When college student most likely to test the drugs and Alcohol?

When it comes to college, parents are worried about their children that they might fall the prey of dangerous drugs.

There is always curiosity amongst teenagers about the drug, at a certain time of year.

They want to know what it is all about and from the very first time, they might taste nightmarish and life threatening stuff.

Stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall are most common drugs used by college students in the month of April, November or December as revealed by Government Survey data few years ago.

Students think that these medications help them in passing their exams well, however, there is no such medical evidence that these drugs help in enhancing performance.

Students most likely use alcohol, marijuana and inhalants during the summer and not during the school year. The (SAMSHA) revealed the report, which scrutinised the data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Cigarettes are first used in June, September and October. College students, who have not yet tried alcohol before, are more likely to smoke for the first time in June.

Cigars, inhalants and marijuana are at the peak in the month of June and July.  Moreover, use of non-medical prescription painkillers is more often used in December.

Alcohol is most likely taken by teenagers in high school; however, the report has revealed that majority do not.

According to analysis, nearly 1,200 underage teenagers in college try alcohol for the first time every day.

Other reports considering the same survey revealed that average age of teenagers for the first time alcohol is at 17.

College students take marijuana for the first time at the age of 18 and prescription, painkillers and stimulants at the age of 21 or 22. The survey was conducted in the year 2013.

The new studies have found that prevention message should be conveyed in the months when college students are more likely to have, said Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher at John Hopkin Bloomberg School of Public Health

Most of the stuff that is actually first used is in summer’s peak. Youngsters may spend their time in waste without any supervision.

For stimulants, first use seems to peak around finals. There’s a lot of anxiety and stress around final exams and a push for students to do as well as they can, said Brendon Saloner

The report also found that the average number of a full time college students using drugs for the first time for every month of the year. It gathered information from 68,600 full-time students from the year 2002 to 2013 surveys.

Finding the months of first time drug abuse is a new way to look at the data, as said by
Rear Adm. Peter Delany, the director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics, which produced the report.

At times parents must think about checking in as revealed by Delany who is also a father of college freshman. The first thing to do is to have a conversation with your child in a non-emotional way and tell them what are you expecting from them.

Another research has found that college students listen to their parent. Parents of new college students find it a big relief as they go through high school, as said by Amerlia Arria of the University of Maryland.

Parents should take into consideration that college students are more at risk for addiction and de-track student chances of success.

If you have any kind of experience with your grownup freshman college, please do share with us in the comment section. It will be of great value to our readers and us as well.

Zoey Campbell

Zoey Campbell

Zoey Campbell is a professional content writer/editor with a passion for writing about parenting and health niche. She writes about Behavioral problems in children, Women's health, and does voice-overs for television and radio.
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