Over the years, it’s become expected and almost acceptable for teens and young adults to experiment with substance abuse. In fact, studies estimate that approximately 70 percent of American young adults — a demographic group consisting of individuals in the 18-to-25 age range — drink alcohol in any amount1 while more than half of those…

Recovery High Schools are increasingly popular around the USA as an effective means of rehabilitating and ensuring the long-term sobriety of teens who have gone through recovery. Drug and alcohol use remains a severe problem among school age children, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse showing that 5.4% of 8th graders, 9.8% of 10th…

Across the nation, colleges are scrambling to keep up with an ever-growing demand for mental health services from students struggling to get by. This is according to a report put out by Penn State’s Center for Collegiate Mental Health. The report found that while some variables, including rates of prior mental health treatment, appear to…

It’s one thing to say that addiction is growing on college campuses. However, seeing the numbers paints a more vivid picture. Take a closer look at college student addiction statistics to see the areas requiring the most work. Alcohol Kills More than 2,000 Students Annually Approximately 40% of college students nationwide report excessive alcohol consumption…

Adults between 18 to 25 years old often struggle with drug addiction and are less likely to finish rehab. Here is a summary of the situation and what can be done about it. Substance abuse among college-aged adults is a serious concern in the United States. Recent statistics show (in a sample of 1,972 people)…

College has long been portrayed as an important experience in life and a rite of passage into adulthood. Many movies and books paint the college years as a time with adventure, comraderies, hard work, and budding new relationships. Often, the stress and strain of college is portrayed in a lighthearted way, and many students know…

Alcohol use, drug use, and addictive behaviors are not a new phenomenon, by far. Young adults who attend colleges and universities are often quite familiar with drinking culture, and many individuals are able to recall one or more friends who used substances during young adulthood. While substance use is not new, many colleges and universities…

Hazing behavior can be life-threatening. It is important to know the facts about high school hazing and help become part of the movement to prevent this dangerous activity. When we think of the activity of hazing, most people think about college fraternities who undertake dangerous or risky behavior to “test” and initiate new members. The…

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…