Odds shown for what kind of trouble your student will fall into

By Traci Scott,
Portland writer,

Momlogic conducted an investigation and survey of college freshmen called “Wasted Youth”. Over 2,500 college freshmen from around the country were surveyed and the results are alarming: freshmen partying to the point they pass out, doing a variety of drugs, getting wasted enough to be rushed to the emergency room and having dangerous sex with numerous partners. And your hard-earned money is financing the whole experience! 65% of the students surveyed go to schools that cost $15,000 a year or more. 71% of parents pay for half or all of the college tuition. Yet 49%—nearly half—of freshmen whose parents are paying for school do not feel an obligation NOT to party and focus on school. Those ungrateful little brats!

Following are the results of the Momlogic college survey:

• 57% of freshmen drank before college and 68% drink now that they are in college
• 21% drink 3 or more days a week
• 26% drink on weekends only
• 34% drink enough to get buzzed and then stop
• 35% drink until they are very drunk
• 37% drink until they’re very drunk, throw up, or pass out

And since being in college:
• 36% of kids have thrown up from drinking too much
• 32% of kids have not remembered the night before
• 26% of kids have passed out from drinking too much
• 32% have hooked up with or had sex with someone they regret
• 13% have woken up somewhere and not know how they got there


• 40% of freshmen did drugs before college
• 40% smoked pot
• 11% took prescription drugs
• 8% took ADD/ADHD medicine
• 6% did cocaine
And since being in college:
• 31% of freshmen have tried drugs
• 32% smoked pot
• 6% took prescription drugs
• 6% took ADD/ADHD medicine

Scary stuff! But wait—there’s more!
Sexual activity:
• 38% of freshmen admit to having sex with one or more people since arriving at college
• 71% say they’ve had a “booty call”
• 22% say they’ve had sex while drunk
• 11% of students say they have felt pressure to have sex with someone they didn’t want to

Reasons for partying:
• 30% say it’s too release from the stress of school
• 23% say it’s to make friends
• 21% say it’s to relax
Results of partying:
• 69% say they don’t think they party too much
• 25% have missed classes/assignments because they’ve partied too much and 10% admit their grades are suffering because of partying
• 75% of freshmen feel that there ARE negative ramifications to partying
• 26% of freshmen feel they have to party to fit in
• 40% of freshmen say their parents DON’T know how much they party, while
• 34% say their parents DO know how much they party
• 40% of freshmen say that peer pressure is the same as or worse than in college than in high school
• 56% of freshmen say they know someone who has ended up in the hospital because of partying
• 61% of freshmen plan on continuing partying after college graduation

Amazingly, 50% of freshmen say their parents WOULD approve of their behavior. And another interesting and telling result: 50% of freshmen say that their parents DID NOT talk to them about partying before they left for school.

— There is more to the report and more to learn from MomLogic.com

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