For many students, drinking and experimenting with recreational drugs are part of the college experience. Drinking is legal for students who are over 21 years old, but with the exception of marijuana in certain states, recreational drug use is illegal. Students who do choose to drink should know how to handle themselves around alcohol and learn what constitutes responsible drinking. Those who elect to experiment with drugs should learn about the potential side effects and consequences of their actions. All students should learn the laws surrounding drug and alcohol use.