College Students & Young Adults

College ranks first among professions associated with alcohol and drug dependency and misuse.
Half of all full-time students (3.8 million) binge drink and/or abuse prescription or illegal drugs;College Ageshutterstock

  • 23% , 1:4 or 1.8 million meet the medical criteria for substance misuse or dependence; 2 1/2  times higher than the rest of the population;
  • Drug addiction in college often results in academic failure, crime, medical and social problems;
  • Using Ritalin or Adderall to stay up and study is the “thing” to;
  • College students who take prescription drugs for non-medical purposes are 5 times more likely to develop a drug addiction than those who don’t.
  • The sad thing is that drug use in college is not just common it is cool.

College Kids Abusing Prescription Meds- Figures between 1993 – 2005

  • Prescription painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin shot up 343 % to 240,000 students;
  • Stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, 93 % to 225,000;
  • Tranquilizers like Xanax and Valium, 450 % to 171,000;
  • Sedatives like Nembutal and Seconal, 225 % to 101,000.

Alcohol Is Still The Most Abused Substance At Colleges

  • Over 2 million of the 8 million college students in the United States DRIVE under the influence of alcohol and over 3 million took a ride with a drinking driver;
  • Over 500,000 full-time 4-year college students were unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol;
  • More than 1,700 students die from alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries;
  • 700,000 students are assaulted by classmates who were drinking;
  • Almost 100,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assaults and rapes.
  • College students are less likely than their non-student peers to abuse drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine.
  • College students are more likely to be addicted to alcohol and marijuana and also stimulants used to treat ADHD or to enhance school performance.
  • The rate of alcohol related treatment admissions is much higher among college students than non-college students.
  • The rate of alcohol related treatment admissions for college students is 46.6% versus non college students at 30.6% of admissions.  SAMSHA

ARCH Individualized Recovery Plan
ARCH programs are designed to deliver outstanding and comprehensive addiction treatment to College Students and other Young Adults. Your Individualized Recovery Plan (IRP) defines your personal goals to ensure your needs are addressed and is designed to:

  • Manage the aspects and complexities of the addiction;
  • Address academic and personal concerns;
  • Facilitate reentry and recommend strategies for success in school;
  • Provides a safe place where you and your loved ones can begin to heal damaged relationships.

Please call us in Danvers:

(978) 820-5500

Dr. Michael J. Kittay, M.D.
160 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone. (978) 820-5500
Fax. 978-820-5502

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