“Privileged” Students More Likely To Develop Alcohol And Drug Addiction

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We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events.

An “Error” Mail Almost Canceled Edinburgh Students’ Graduation

At 12.30 A.M., the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Science, as well as geography, informatics and the law students in Edinburgh received an email informing them that their graduation was canceled as they had insufficient credits for a degree. A clarification email from the Director of Student Systems and Administration and Service Excellence Programme Lead read: “We are aware that a number of final year students have received an email, apparently from the University, informing them that their graduation has been canceled. Please ignore this message. No graduations have been canceled.” A University of Edinburgh spokeswoman said that the emails was issued as a result of a system error.

“Privileged” Students More Likely to Develop Alcohol and Drug Addiction

A research published in the journal Development and Psychopathology studied two groups of students in affluent communities and revealed a shocking number of “privileged” students who are at high risk to suffer from alcohol and drug addictions. Namely, girls who attend private schools are three times more at risk than other young American women. Boys who go to “elite” schools are twice as likely as other young men to experience drink and drug addiction in early adulthood. In general, teenagers at such schools experience enormous pressures to achieve, and the rich kids have plenty of disposable income to get high-quality fake IDs, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy.

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