Why does everyone at university do drugs? Watch
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It must be just your university?
And people will always talk nonsense and boast to fit in with the crowd.
Maybe it's a social trend?
Every single person does not do them. At mine, I've only met one or two that have. And I haven't even smelt cannabis smoke once around the halls. I'm actually quite surprised.
As for trying new things, drugs, new found freedom gives people the chance. It doesn't make them do it.
There's tons of anecdotal evidence from all over. People talking abut how everyone wil get into drugs when they go to uni. I wish it wasn't true. It certainly wasnt true 30-40 years ago. What's changed? Why doesnt there seem to be any variety among university students? Why do they all follow the crowd?
- People think its cool to become borderline alcoholics/junkies
- Depression from leaving home (most underlooked reason - mental health)
- First real freedom away from parents who actually care about your wellbeing
From my experience, it's ingrained into British culture - to take drugs/alcohol.Students in mainland Europe are far more mature than us.