Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment and perception of situations. This is critically important when you think about consent. It matters legally because in most states, people who have been drinking (or who have taken prescription or illegal drugs) cannot legally give consent to sexual activity. If a situation arises and you aren’t sure if someone is consenting to what’s happening, it’s safest to assume they are not consenting and don’t engage further. Sex without consent is not sex, it’s rape. Be sure to confirm a NO or a YES.
Each year an estimated 696,000 students between the ages of 18 -24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking
Alcohol impairs your ability to make healthy sexual decisions
Alcohol also inhibits your sexual performance
SIDE EFFECTS OF SMOKING MARIJUANA
How College Students’ Lives are Being Impacted By Marijuana Abuse
Among the many consequences, studies have shown that first- year, college students who used marijuana five or more times over the past year reported :
concentration problems (40.1%)
regularly putting themselves in danger (24.3%)
driving after using marijuana (18.6%), and
poor class attendance.
Students who use marijuana also have a higher risk of experiencing depression, anxiety, low motivation, and fatigue, with college-aged women being most impacted by anxiety and depression when abusing this drug .
Can increase your risk of a heart attack
Can cause decreased cognitive function
Be SMART: Synthetic marijuana (e.g., Spice, K2) can cause brain damage and psychotic episodes. There are more chemicals in marijuana than cigarettes.
**References: : Caldeira, K.M., et al. The occurrence of cannabis use disorders and other cannabis-related problems among first-year college students. Addictive Behaviors, 33(3), 397-411.
: Patton, G., et al. Cannabis use and mental health in young people: cohort study. Centre for Adolescent Health, 2002. 355: 1195-1198.