Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Many international students coming to the US are away from home for the first time. You may think that this is a great time to explore yourself, especially with the availability of drugs and alcohol on and off campus.

If you have a family history of alcohol or drug abuse, controlling your consumption can be difficult or impossible to manage once you start. Avoid even trying any of these substances. While some students can drink in moderation, others may find that drinking or drugs can consume them. Typical signs of an alcohol or drug abuse problem include:

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have a drinking or drug problem. There are many programs available that can help you deal with this problem, including alcohol and drug abuse professionals that are on campus, or even off campus. There are also programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, which provide support groups to start managing your addiction.