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To the dude who snorted what seemed to be cocaine off of some girl’s behind on USI_snaps this weekend, get your life together.

Anyone who follows the account USI_snaps on Snapchat knows what kind of crazy things their fellow college students are up to. Pornographic videos, drinking and images of drug use are more than common on USI_snaps and all of its predecessors.

It seems like drug use has become the norm among college students.

Dualdiagnosis.org reports that 47 percent of college students have tried marijuana, more than 13 percent have tried ecstasy or other stimulants and 62 percent of all college students prescribed with ADHD medication are selling it or giving it away to friends.

That’s a problem.

I’m not here on my high horse (no, not that kind of high), looking down my nose at fellow students. I’ve experimented with some drugs.

However, I regret those experiences.

Being out of control and doing things you will later regret isn’t healthy.

Obviously, there is a difference between smoking weed from time to time and scratching your face off because of your meth addiction. Just because one thing isn’t as bad as another does not mean it’s OK.

Granted, you’re allowed to screw your life up as much as you want.

People should have the right to make stupid decisions, including doing drugs, as long as they’re not causing harm to another person. In fact, I think the so-called war on drugs is one of the worst things our country has done in recent history, but that’s an opinion for a different time.

The bottom line is: You get to make your own decisions.

If you want to toke it up everyday or pop Molly on the weekends, be my guest. It’s your right to choose to be an idiot.

But we are in college for a reason. We’re here to learn, to better ourselves, to make an impact on society.

Sniffing what appears to be cocaine off of some girl’s booty isn’t going to get you any closer to those goals.

Think about what you’re doing. Does it benefit the greater good? Does it bring you closer to your goals in life?

If you answered “no” to those questions, you may need to reevaluate your actions.

You are worth more than the temporary highs you seek.

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