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…

Addiction-related overdoses have reached epidemic levels in Ohio. In 2015, nearly 30 out of every 100,000 Ohio residents died due to drug overdoses. In 2016, 1,424 Ohio residents specifically died from heroin overdoses. If other opiates, such as prescription painkillers like morphine, Percocet, OxyContin, or Fentanyl are included in the numbers, the total number of…

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)…

For many of us, the winter months are bittersweet. Sure, it may be the time of year for loved ones to come together for holiday celebrations, but it can also be a tricky season to navigate. The term ‘winter blues’ is casually used to refer to a mild form of seasonal affective disorder that occurs…

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…

It’s not easy to be a recovering addict, but it’s even harder when you’re a recovering addict who suffers from chronic pain. If you’re someone who hasn’t had a problem with substance abuse, you could potentially be prescribed painkillers, benzodiazepines, sedatives and muscle relaxants to achieve a better quality of life. However, if you’re an…

Recent years have seen the rise in popularity of several unexpected substances like bath salts, synthetic marijuana and W-18, which is the latest of these threats. These mysterious drugs often burst onto the scene accompanied by news reports and a sudden surge in overdose deaths seen in communities throughout the U.S and Canada. Just when…