Date of publication: 2017-07-09 13:13
It’s important for students to learn and understand some of the potential warning signs of addiction and substance abuse, for self-assessment and to potentially help a friend or family member who may be struggling. The list below includes some of these warning signs:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has several programs to help students avoid alcohol and drug abuse. The following is a list of programs and organizations that compose WPI’s Alcohol 588 Drug Education program:
With respect to drug use and possession, the first drug offense will result in drug education, a $ fine and a letter to the students’ parents. A second offense can result in suspension or expulsion. If the student is trying to sell or distribute drugs, the student will be expelled.
Students typically overestimate the amount and the extent of high-risk drinking, tobacco use, and illicit drug use on their campus and on college campuses in general. These misconceptions lead students to feel pressured and justified in their increased substance use. By exploring how students perceive substance use, policies, and rule enforcement on campus, college administrators are better able to discern and roughly predict how students will react to the perceptions of social norms.
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On some campuses, marijuana is the drug of choice, outweighing even the use of alcohol among the student population. Marijuana is known for reducing anxiety, increasing appetite, giving the user hallucinations and providing a pleasant, mellow high. However, addiction to marijuana is just like that to any other drug – numerous problems can result from abuse.
WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE: If you complete 68 semester units in addictions you will reduce the number of required hours of employment experience to 6,555 hrs.,
WITH A MASTERS DEGREE: If you complete 67 semester units in addictions you will reduce the number of hours of practical experience to 6,555 hrs