While it’s often during one’s college years that a person really gains a sense of identity, we’ve come to associate the college experience with partying, drinking and doing drugs. In many cases, experimentation with substance abuse is a passing interest, but there are other times when it becomes a coping mechanism and leads to addiction….

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 that require the most work. Alcohol Kills More than 2,000 Students Annually A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental…

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)…

For many young people, college is an important rite of passage into adulthood. Movies and books paint the college years as a time of adventure, hard work, and new relationships. But for some, the stress of college life can lead to struggles with mental illness. The adolescent brain makes a big leap in development before…

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

Hazing is when a group of people impose strenuous and dangerous tasks on an individual as part of an initiation to a group. Hazing is demeaning and in some cases can be life-threatening. Know the facts about high school hazing practices can help prevent this dangerous activity. When it comes to hazing, most people think…