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The Truth About Drug Use Among College Students

Young adults are far more likely than older Americans to suffer from drug and alcohol abuse problems. With more than 1 in 5 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 using illegal drugs, and nearly 60 percent drinking alcohol, it’s clear that young people are an at-risk population.
College students, in particular, are at risk of addiction for a number of reasons. From the stress of academic studies to the desire for independence, students face an intense set of pressures and temptations. Those pressures have led to an epidemic of binge drinking, marijuana abuse, and prescription drug use, with daily marijuana use tripling since the 1990s, and cocaine use nearly doubling in one year alone (between 2013 to 2014).
Thankfully, there is a solution. Addiction is treatable. To help young people suffering from addiction problems, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers a range of substance abuse treatment options, from outpatient drug rehab to inpatient alcohol rehab. In addition to our treatment centers for the general population, our Retreat University Partnership Program offers recovery options specifically designed to meet the unique needs and challenges of college students.