When your child gained acceptance to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you could not have been prouder. You helped him or her buy school supplies, pack the necessities and likely even got a bit teary-eyed as you sent your now-grown baby into the world to live on campus. While you understood that this step was a rite of passage and would help your child as an independent person, it was still understandably difficult to let go.
The peer pressure to use drugs in college can be overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like everyone has tried drugs. Although this is untrue, statistics show that over half of college students have tried marijuana, over 30 percent have abused Adderall and 10 percent have used Ecstasy or Molly. Abuse of tranquilizers like Xanax and Valium are on the rise, quickly becoming one of the most abused drugs in America. With numbers like these it is easy to see why so many college students find themselves in trouble with the law because of drugs. These five consequences will have a lasting effect on a student's life.