That pivotal life-changing time in our early twenties known as ‘College’ is also famous for having rampant occurrences of drinking and drug use, with frequent reports regarding the manifestation of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Being a college student struggling with drug addiction and substance abuse can be difficult. Knowing how to deal with it, or even just where to start, is intimidating because more than likely your peers and/or friends are the ones encouraging you to use in the first place. It’s important not to give up, though. Getting, and keeping, your college career on track is paramount to your future. Addicted college students benefit from rehab every day.
Why Should I Consider Rehab?
A rehabilitation program can help, whether you’re a teen, college student, or older adult.
Overcoming substance addiction is a daunting task, and often includes breaking physical dependencies (detoxification) which shouldn’t be tackled without medical assistance. Quitting cold turkey can have long-term repercussions on your system.
Since you started spending most of your time either high or dealing with the after effects of being high, how are your grades doing? Are you still on track to graduate as expected, and with the degree you want?
Because rehab is a combination of medical and psychological attention, you will have a team behind you with the same goal of seeing you succeed. If you’ve gotten behind, then talk to your counselor. Chances are your school will allow a semester of medical leave without consequence if you need the time to focus on your health first. Then you can always take online and summer courses to play catch up.
Overcoming addiction early on can save you years of misery and give you a new outlook on life, including coping mechanisms to face whatever life may throw at you in the future.
You’ll have a future. Positivity breeds positivity. If you are healthy and happy, then you’re going to dive into your studies and focus on getting out and moving up in the world. Anything is possible if you have a clear head to dream big.