Drugs that You’re Most Likely to Try in College
Here are the 10 drugs that one will most likely experiment with while in college.
Heroin is similar to morphine and gives you a pleasurable sensation. When you inject heroin it gives you a “rush” which makes your body feel good. However heroin is a deadly drug. You can have dry, itchy skin and skin infections, reduced sex drive, Hepatitis and HIV are two diseases that can develop in your body if you use unsanitary needles, and overdose can lead to death! There is around a 9% chance you will try this because it is popular in some schools but in most schools it is not.
AVOID THIS like the plague.
It is an anesthetic that is mainly used for animals, but it has also been proven to work for humans too. College students abuse it because it gets them really high and it causes major hallucinations. It can be either snorted, injected, or if made into tablets swallowed. Use of the drug can impair an individual’s senses, judgment, and coordination for up to 24 hours after the drug is taken. Ketamine can cause depression, delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, and potentially fatal respiratory problems. It is mainly called K, special K, cat valium, and vitamin K. There is around a 10% chance you will try this drug. Again it also depends at what college you attend.
It is also called MDMA. It is used to calm people down and get them in a comfortable mood. People get a feel of self-confidence and energy. Some short term effects are increased heart rate and blood pressure, nausea, and sleep problems. Long term effects are changes in mood and appetite and sometimes loss of memory. If you do overdose on ecstasy, death can occur! So is it really fucking worth it to take this just to get self-confidence with a girl! Stop being a pussy and just talk to her sober! It is known as the club drug because it is mostly consumed in nightclubs. Ecstasy is mainly taken in a pill form. The movie Bad Boys 2 shows the use of ecstasy in clubs. Around 15% of all college students have used ecstasy. But you must take into effect that some colleges do not have clubs around them. So it depends if your college is surrounded by clubs. There is around a 17% chance that you will try ecstasy.
Commonly known as ACID! LSD is the most common hallucinogen drug out there. LSD is mostly swallowed but if you get it in a liquid form, it can be used in the eye like eye drops. When you take this drug, it gives you insane hallucinations and delusions. You will be tripping! However, of course there are consequences for taking this drug. Shocker! The most common effects of LSD are increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; sleeplessness; and loss of appetite. Of course you should not drive after taking this drug! A serious side effect is that people normally get horrible flash backs which in return can damage themselves. There is around a 25% chance that you will try this drug.
When you take cocaine, you get a feeling of confidence and alertness. It is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be snorted, smoked, or injected. Some short term effects of this horrible drug are increased blood pressure, energy, heart rate, and decreased appetite. Now the long term effects of this drug are heart attacks, seizures, nausea, chest pains, and fevers. O and you will look like a dirt bag if you get addicted. Goodbye to all of your fucking money! Around 8% of all college students have tried it and statistics show that the percentage is going to go up. There is around a 27% chance that you will try cocaine while you are in college.
Also known as magic mushrooms and mushrooms. College students take these because they produce a feeling of relaxation. You also can laugh a lot and find ordinary things funny as hell. Hallucinations are also a possibility. The biggest danger that comes with taking shrooms is that some mushrooms are poisonous and if you take a poisonous one you can have stomach pains. Worst cases are vomiting, diarrhea and even death. There is around a 30% chance that you will have the opportunity to try shrooms. They are not very popular but they make their way around colleges.
Whippets is an inhalant. Inhalants are fumes which cause a high. Inhalants affect the brain with great speed and force and keep oxygen from reaching the lungs. The high normally lasts for a few minutes, so that’s why people continually inhale. Whippets are nitrous oxide gas, used in whipped cream bottles. When you inhale whippets your lips turn purple and you laugh a lot. Some side effects are slurred speech, lack of coordination, dizziness, lightheadedness, hallucinations, delusions, loss in control, lingering headache, confusion, nausea or vomiting. “Sudden sniffing death” can also occur which is heart failure and immediate death, even with first time use. There is around a 48% chance that you will try whippets when you go to college.
Now I wrote an article on this already but I am going to summarize what this drug is about. Of course everyone knows who read my article that you should stay the fuck away from this drug unless you have a prescription from a doctor. It helps college students focus and become less distracted. Of course this is a life saver when you save a fucking paper for the last minute because this drug will keep your mind focused all night on the paper. Around 70% of all college students have taken this drug because it works better then coffee and energy drinks. Now if you are the type of student that does all of his work on time and does not need to stay up all night doing work… get fucking real most college students are not like that, but if you are then this percentage will be way down for you. There is a 60% chance you will try adderall, and you will most likely try it when you have to pull an all nighter and one of your friends takes this drug. At that moment you will decide whether or not you will try it. But be fucking smart!
Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. All forms of marijuana are mind-altering. In other words, they change how the brain works. They all contain THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the main active chemical in marijuana. However there are negative effects that marijuana has on the body. Some small effects are problems with memory, distorted sight and speech, and increased heart rate. The long term effects of marijuana is that you can develop lunch cancer and severely damage your bodily organs. The mind altering part gets you high!! Some street names are: Aunt Mary, BC bud, Boom, Chronic, Dope, Ganja, Gangster, Grass, Harsh, Herb, Kiff, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Weed. Nearly 50% of all college students have used marijuana at least once. Around 35% of all college students have used marijuana at least once the past year. There is around a 71% chance you will try marijuana.
The most obvious drug that students will most likely try in college is alcohol. Most people know about the shit that goes on at parties and how fucked up they can be. Alcohol is a clear drink that is made from corn, barley, grain, rye, or a beverage containing ethyl. It is a depressant. People drink this to get drunk and fucked up! Some short term effects of drinking alcohol are dizziness, slurred speech, disturbed sleep, nausea, and vomiting. Some long term effects are damage to the brain and liver, hallucinations, and anxiety. Of course all of these effects depend on how much you drink. The more you drink, the more you will fuck up your body, nice and simple to understand. There is around a 90% chance that you will try alcohol.
I do not recommend using or testing any of these drugs. Look, they all are addicting! They all can hurt you! You should not abuse these drugs; in fact stay away from them. Look I am a college student and I get it, getting drunk is fun, you feel more comfortable with girls, but it is deadly to your body. The effects of these drugs can happen when you first try it, or if you take the drugs for a long time. It is a risk! You can have fun at college without using these drugs. Look I know most people drink, I do myself! All I wanted to do was show the effects of some drugs. Be safe and be smart!! You have one life, live it right.
You dont want to end up like this…
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About Cliff Englewood Cliff goes to MSU and is TSB Magazine resident "College Life" contributor with tips and advice to get the most out of your time in college.