For years, overwhelming anecdotal evidence that alcoholism is genetic has led many parents to hope that their children’s relationship with drinking will be different than their own or their spouse’s. In recent years, however, science has begun to show us – overwhelmingly, in fact – that if your parent has a drinking problem, there’s a…

College life in America is nearly synonymous with things like weekend parties and alcohol. For most students, it can be difficult to abstain from alcohol when your friends are taking part. It’s even harder though, for those who have grown dependent on alcohol. Approximately 10.8 million individuals between 12 and 20 years old reported drinking…

Mental health and substance use conditions often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use conditions often have a mental health condition at the same time and vice versa. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders. Only 7.4 percent of patients receive treatment for both conditions, with 55.8 percent receiving no treatment at all.1 Co-occurring…