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Addiction on College Campuses

Addiction on College Campuses

Addiction and substance use disorders among college students have become a serious issue, one that has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. In fact, today 49 percent of full-time college students drink and/or abuse illegal and prescription drugs. According to one study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, almost 23 percent of all college students meet the medical definition of drug addiction – that’s much higher […]

A Student’s Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help and Promoting Wellness

Going to college is a dream for millions of Americans, yet those with psychiatric disabilities may question if it’s even a possibility. While mental illness may add extra considerations to the process of attending college, there are many options available to turn this goal into a reality. Current college students utilize campus mental health services more than any generation before them, showing that students are taking charge of their mental health and that colleges have services in […]

Substance Abuse in College

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise. The good news is that students can be proactive in understanding what constitutes substance abuse, how to keep their own […]

College Student’s Guide to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol Abuse

  • College Guide

When first starting school, there are a lot of rewarding and exciting things college students encounter: roommates, new surroundings, tough classes, making friends. But students should also be aware of drug and alcohol culture on campus. Use of alcohol and drugs, including prescription drugs, is not as taboo as it used to be, and the casual attitude toward substance use can make drugs and alcohol seem less risky. Use this guide to prepare for experiences […]

Mental Health Resources

  • Mental

Recovering from Mental Health Problems and Substance Use Mental health disorders are complex illnesses that affect our brain.  Along with having an issue with substance use disorders, many people suffer with other mental health disorders at the same time – depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and many others.  The best treatment is a holistic approach that says that all areas of human suffering must be addressed, not just one or the other.  43 Million Americans are […]

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