Going to college is about receiving a higher education. Right? That may be true, but it is also often about the first taste of freedom for many young adults. As a parent, you hope your college student will make the right choices, but that may not always happen. Parties are a part of many students' college experiences, and at least some of those parties may involve alcohol and drugs.
Sadly, under these conditions, there could be significant peer pressure to fit in and engage in behavior that could lead to drug use, but it isn't just for partying that college students use drugs. They may also feel under pressure to perform academically and use drugs they believe will help them stay awake or focus better. Many of these substances are addictive as well. At some point, your child may end up coming into contact with law enforcement because of it.