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)…

Treating young adults for substance abuse and addiction often requires a unique understanding of their mentality, brain development and their desire to recover relative to older addicts. Young adults simply have less life experience and this can and usually does effect their beliefs toward drug use. Younger users’ brains have not fully developed, exposing them…

Substance abuse has become alarmingly commonplace in our society. While information abounds about the many consequences of alcohol and drugs, there are more people experimenting with these addictive substances than ever before. No matter how pressing an issue addiction has become, more people are becoming curious about substance abuse than there are people overcoming the…

In this modern day, all of our activities revolve around technology. Social media is the new norm of communication, and most people would not be able to work or complete vital daily tasks without their smartphones or laptops. Many people accept that most individuals have some type of social media account: whether it is Facebook,…

The personal and family tragedies related to addiction are heartrending and, quite often, desperate. The struggles to break addiction and restore lives are uniquely challenging. And the scientific breakthroughs now taking place to help understand, prevent, and successfully treat addiction are nothing short of astonishing. This is how the National Institutes of Health report the…

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…