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…

Treating young adults for substance abuse and addiction requires a unique understanding of this age group. The young adult mentality, as well as brain development and a desire to recover are all part of the recovery equation. Lack of life experience significantly impacts a young adult’s beliefs concerning drug use. The brain is not yet…

Whether you think you know someone who is struggling with addiction, chances are you do. And the more understand about what makes it a disease, the more you can help break the stigma of misinformation that keeps those struggling with it from pursuing the help they need. The truth is, over the course of human…

Substance abuse has become alarmingly commonplace in our society. While information abounds about the many consequences of alcohol and drugs, more people experiment with addictive substances than ever before. Although addiction has become a pressing issue and addiction information has greatly increased, people still use substances in unhealthy ways. Surveys show that at any given…

Reason suggests the more widely and socially acceptable a behavior becomes — even something illegal in most states — the more likely those who adapt the behavior are to think said behavior is harmless. Certainly those who use marijuana recreationally are inclined to hold to that opinion. But according to a recent study by researchers…

Today, most of life’s activities revolve around technology. Social media is the new norm of communication; and for most, completing vital daily tasks without Smartphone’s or laptops is impossible. The majority of people have some type of social media account. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the way everyday people interact with the world. According to…

A hidden addiction is a challenge for both individuals and families. Addiction can cause behaviors such as continuous denial, pushing family and friends away, and acting in ways that can damage relationships, goals and character. These behaviors result in emotional stress and frustration for everyone involved. But in many cases, the denial that fuels secrecy…

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…