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Why is Marijuana Abuse in Young Adults Declining?

Despite changing attitudes towards the drug, the prevalence of cannabis use disorder has decreased over the last decade among frequent users. However, these findings do not suggests that rates of using marijuana have actually declined. Young adults who smoke marijuana are becoming more aware of how they use the substance and its potential consequences and …

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No Place Like Home For the Holidays? Connecting with Your College Student over Winter Break

For many college students, it is true that there is no place like home for the holidays no matter how far away they roam. However, going home over winter break requires adjusting from a college lifestyle and back to following rules at home. It is also a period of time where young adults evaluate how …

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Social Resources in Young Adults Predictive of Future Mental Health

While social relationships are associated with reduced depression and anxiety, strong social relationships are also a significant resource for dealing with adverse life experiences. Supportive friends act as a buffer to the potentially life-long mental health problems these events can cause by providing sources of emotional, informational and practical support. For many people, community resources …

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Thinking Outside: Treatment Programs for Young Adults

When searching for the best treatment programs for young adults that suits your needs, finding the right fit is important. Above all, you’ll want a program that provides effective treatment. Additionally, your young adult benefits from a program that teaches important skills. Based off of their individual needs, wilderness therapy may be a great treatment …

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The Vicious Cycle of Stress and Bad Habits for Failing College Students

Unhealthy habits usually don’t occur in isolation. According to a new study by researchers at SUNY Binghamton, “the adoption of one harmful behavior, such as heavy alcohol use, can lead college students into a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and poor grades.” Most failing college students are failing because …

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