Report details drug experimentation among college students

The report is based on 12 years of research

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Just as many parents are moving their freshmen to campus for the first time, a new government report looks at the times of year that college students may be most likely to experiment with drugs.

College-aged students are most likely to first try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol during the summer months, not during the school year.

Once the semester begins, November, December and April were the most common months for students to first use stimulants, thinking that drugs like Adderall and Ritalin will help them focus during exam time.

The report is based on 12 years of research among 383,000 students.

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