anxiety and substance use

The Connections Between Anxiety & Substance Use In College Students

Substance use is not a new topic for young adults. The rate of substance abuse (both drugs and alcohol) among college students has risen steadily in recent years. A recent study found that 37% of college students have used an illegal drug and/or abused alcohol on a regular basis. While there is not a direct …

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major depressive disorder and substance abuse

The Connection Between Depression & Substance Abuse

Research has long reported the strong connection between mental illness and substance abuse, and one of the most common of these links comes from depression. This link is so strong that experts claim that those diagnosed with a mental health issue at some point in their life consume 69% of the nation’s alcohol at 84% …

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marijuana abuse in young adults

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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