College Students With Substance Abuse

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group proposal Paper about college students with substance abuse I want 4 pages and 4 references , no front page, APA format

1- Membership: Will the group be an open or closed group and why? How will members be recruited, screened, and selected for membership? How will members be oriented or prepared for group experience? Include a discussion of members/rights and responsibilities. What risks are involved in participating in the group? What is the optimal and acceptable number of group members and why?

2- Evaluation: How will termination and follow-up appraisals be performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the group? What provisions will be made for members who do not progress or who are harmed as a result of the group experience?

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School: UT Austin

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Group proposal about college students with substance abuse




Young adults between the age of 18 to 24 are usually at risk of high addiction rates. This
because it when the college students get to transition from the childhood to adulthood, whereby
they make their decisions more independently concerning their health, love choices and whatever
they do without any oversight by their parents. They love to experiment and explore and this
where they begin using various substances. The drugs mostly abused include alcohol, marijuana,
prescription-type like pain relievers, stimulants, and sedatives. All these have negative effects on
the health, social welfare of adolescent. The below proposal is used gives a way in which college
students can avoid substance abuse.
Research literature
In recent years, drug and substance misuse has become increasingly prevalent in schools
and have resulted to lower grades and change in behaviors amongst the students. 78.9% students
abuse alcohol, 39.3% marijuana and 9.9% prescription drugs. Alcohol abuse is one of the main
drug that is cheap, easily accessible to the student as it is legal and available everywhere. 80%
drink alcohol, although 75% of these students are under the legal drinking age of the 21 years.
About 50% of these student’s consumer more than 3 bottles in one sitting thus engage in beige
drinking while 30% have just enough to allow intoxication (Casa,2007).
Marijuana has been seen as a second drug that is mostly abused by a student in college
and campuses. Approximately 25-33% of the college students use marijuana while in school as
it is perceived to have lower effects and risks of carrying day to day activities. Students who
have experienced the drug argue that they can drive, do school work while on it. According to a
study by National Survey on Drug Use and health (2016), there has been a rise of in daily
drinking of marijuana over the last ten years from 3.7% in 1994 to 4.3% in 2014. The smoking is



even prevalent as at the year 1994 only 1.8% of students could smoke marijuana but how there
has been arisen up to 5.9% as of 2014.
Students are also misusing prescription drugs and stimulants that have huge effects on
their body and education wise. The false perception that the drugs help improve their academic
performance makes them persuade the doctors to give them a prescription. For example, 9.9% of
students have used Adderall that is a common substance that aids those who struggle in
academic. It has been hugely used over the past ten years and a study shows that 33% of the
students have been taking it non medically. Those using these drugs are more likely to be
involved in illegal activities, withdrawal symptoms, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts
(National Survey on Drug Use and health, 2016).
The college students run to drugs because of several factors that may be either avoidable
or not. Stress has been cited as major factors that influence students on substances abuse. Stress
comes in due to the high demand for coursework part-time jobs and other involvement. Course
load that requires students to stay all night awake make them result in prescription drugs that are
may save them. Peer pressure and group living mak...

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