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Facts about Substance Use on College Campuses: Binge Drinking is Down, Marijuana Smoking is Up

The American college experience, ideally, is a broadening time of liberation and learning. For a typical college-aged student, entering young adulthood and freed from the constraints of parental authority, there are ample opportunities for self-discovery and development.

And yet, the outlook is not always rosy.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs is higher among college-aged students than any other age demographic.

Here we explore three major categories of college substance abuse—alcohol, marijuana and Adderall—before turning to the concrete ways that Recovery Centers of America can offer immediate help.

Read the full article on Facts about Substance Use on College Campuses.

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