Now, one might be inclined to think that the use of drugs and alcohol would be a more common trend among young people not in college. While in certain instances that may be the case, those attending college out-used non those who were not enrolled in an institute of higher learning in number of areas, according to data from the most recent Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.
In fact, the data indicates that:
- More students use marijuana daily, compared to alcohol.
- College students use the stimulant Adderall more than their non-college peers.
- Cocaine use among college students nearly double, from the year before.
- College students binge drink more than those not enrolled in school.
- Students were drunk more often than their peers not attending college.
- Nearly 10 percent of college students reported smoking cigarettes in the past month
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