The Office of Substance Awareness would like to provide you with some general information regarding alcohol and drugs. Recent studies indicate students do listen to their parents/guardians regarding alcohol and drug use. We also know the transition to college life can be a stressful time for many young adults, and healthy decisions can sometimes be difficult to make. The following recommendations may be helpful in future discussions relating to alcohol or drugs with your student.
Some people think alcohol and drug use during the college years is a “rite of passage.” The consequences of college alcohol/drug use are more significant, more costly, and more destructive than many Americans realize. The actual effects of alcohol and drug use on college campuses are alarming.
Binge: What Your College Student Won’t Tell You by Barrett Seaman
Smashed by Koren Zailckas
Our Drink: Detoxing the Perfect Family by Toren and Chris Volkmann
Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
I hope this information will assist you at this important time of your student’s life. The Office of Substance Awareness supports students having a successful and healthy academic and social experience at Monmouth University. If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Substance Awareness at 732-263-5804.