Understanding what counts as an addiction, and what can be done to address it is the work of researchers across many disciplines.
08/25/16 12:00 am
Young people are naturally curious about everything around them―including alcohol. According to A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update, an average of 7,639 12- to 17-year-olds begin using alcohol every day of the year. Those who begin drinking before age 15 are five times as likely to have problems with […]
08/23/16 5:45 am
Federal agencies have released a third call for bold proposals to improve education, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth. While our nation has seen progress over the last few years, there still remain over five million 14-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. who are out of school and not working. In many cases, these youth […]
08/22/16 5:45 am
Treating rats with a compound that blocks TrkB receptors in the brain's reward system was found to reverse signs of cocaine dependency, researchers report.
08/21/16 12:00 am
In Worcester, Massachusetts, people who have lived experience with mental health, trauma, or severe emotional distress are sharing their stories with others and helping to heal their community. Across the country, communities use storytelling to strengthen neighborhood connections and pass along cultural customs, history, and traditions. At community gatherings, storytelling events, such as “The Moth,” […]
08/19/16 1:05 pm
According to SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 23.2 million persons (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem in 2007. Of these individuals, 2.4 million (10.4 percent of those who needed treatment) received treatment at a specialty facility (i.e., hospital, drug or alcohol rehabilitation or mental health center). Thus, 20.8 million persons (8.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older) needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem but did not receive it. These estimates are similar to those in previous years.
The world of alcohol, drugs, and mental health residential treatment is a complex world; the need for more treatment centers is ever so needed. It is an opportunity for any individual or business to transform real estate investments into a revenue generator, or to help existing businesses generate additional streams of revenue. It also provides a valuable service for the economy. This service helps individuals help themselves and to become productive citizens once again. In the video below it displays some of the faces of this epidemic and shows that anyone could come in its grasp.