5 Signs that College Drinking has Become a Problem

Partying has become a standard part of the college experience. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than one third of college students report binge drinking within the past month and about 20 percent of college students used an illicit drug at least once in the past month. While these...

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Why Are College Students at Higher Risk of Addiction?

Substance use among college students is surprisingly high. One study found that about 40 percent of college students qualify as binge drinkers, compared to less than 20 percent in the general population. College students also use other substances heavily. The study found that 37 percent used at least one illicit drug...

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3 Ways Your PTSD Can Affect Your Child

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition caused by some traumatic event. Although it’s typically associated with combat veterans, it’s actually far more common among civilians. Common causes of PTSD include accidents, assault, robbery, natural disasters, or the unexpected death of a loved one. While...

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How Does Our Addiction Impact Us as Parents?

Those of us living with addiction who are also parents face specific challenges. Our addiction affects not only us but the people around us, and our children are uniquely affected. Our role as their parents makes us responsible for our children’s well-being, but when we’re struggling with addiction at the same time,...

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How Does Addiction Affect Our Children?

For many of us struggling with addiction, our fears that our children are being affected by our addiction can be a major catalyst for us to finally get the help we need. We worry that our issues are adversely affecting our children, even when we try as hard as we can to keep them separate and away from them. We try to...

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Will You Pass Addiction on to Your Children?

Perhaps the biggest predictors of addiction is whether you have a close relative, especially a parent, who has struggled with addiction. Nearly all parents want their children to grow up to be happy, healthy people. If you have struggled with addiction, you might wonder if your children are fated to the same struggle.

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College Students & Addiction in Utah

According to the April 2013 Utah Statewide Substance Abuse Epidemiology  Profile Report, Utah is one of the youngest states in the nation, with over 31% of the population under the age of 18 (vs. 24% for the nation), and only 9% of the population over the age 65 (vs. 13% for the nation). Educationally, 30% of...

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