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Blacksburg Substance Abuse Assessment

Substance Abuse Assessments in Blacksburg, VA

Are you a student who has been given an ultimatum to get a substance abuse assessment and treatment plan or you will be kicked out of your school?

Has your son or daughter been given an ultimatum to get a substance abuse assessment and treatment plan or they will be kicked out of their school?

At Thriveworks Blacksburg, we have a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider (LSATP) on staff who can provide assessments/evaluations and make recommendations for treatment if needed. If appropriate, a letter will also be written to your school to confirm and verify that you have been assessed and are involved in legitimate substance abuse treatment and/or counseling.

How Did This Happen?

College students are currently one of the largest groups of drug abusers in the United States. Students between the ages 18 and 24 are at a higher risk of addiction. Shockingly, those enrolled full time in a college program are twice as likely to abuse drugs and/or alcohol than those who don’t attend college.

College life can cause a certain amount of anxiety for many. The inclination towards substance abuse is strong because many, if not most, college students find that alcohol and/or drugs can make the social part of college life easier. Students don’t necessarily start binge drinking right away, but routinely drinking or doing drugs simply to have more fun can lead many into full-on addiction.

Why DO Students Turn to Drinking/Drugs?

There are many reasons! These include:

  • Curiosity. Sometimes “self-exploration” includes drug experimentation.
  • Peer pressure. A student who is surrounded by others using recreational and/or performance-enhancing drugs are more likely to try these substances themselves.
  • Stress. Demanding coursework, part-time jobs, internships, social obligations and more.
  • Work load. More than ever before, students are turning to the use of stimulants, often prescription drugs, to help them stay awake to study or complete assignments. Most often, these drugs are obtained without a legitimate prescription.
  • To “relax.”
  • Drugs and alcohol are readily available to them.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is the most popular and yet most dangerous drug on college campuses by far. Drinking has become almost acceptable as part of “the college experience.” It’s almost always available at parties, events,sports, and other assorted get-togethers. Drinking during college is prevalent, widespread and often even condoned or minimized. It’s not surprising that many college students end up drinking more alcohol and drinking it more frequently than their peers who aren’t in college.

Shocking Statistic: Four out of five college students drink alcohol

Furthermore, close to half of those students who drink have reported binge-drinking, according to a report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Excessive drinking is certainly a major health concern long-term, but it can lead to immediate tragedies such as assault, injury, arrest and even death. The National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise.

Students who belong to fraternities/sororities are up to 26 percent more likely to binge drink

Fraternity and sorority members are more likely to abuse prescription drugs, including Adderall
than their non-fraternity/sorority peers.

College students are considered high-risk for the development of eating disorders

In fact, up to 25 percent of all college students struggle with an eating disorder, according to a report by the National Institute of Mental Health. That number is on the rise, with one study showing that the number of women and men affected by an eating disorder has grown significantly over the past two decades.

Consequently, many college students turn to diet pill abuse to help them lose weight or even provide them with “more energy.” This can result in severe health problems, including death.

What Now?

Call us here at Thriveworks Blacksburg 540-376-3348 to schedule an assessment with our LSATP as soon as tomorrow, and sometimes even today! Our staff is understanding, compassionate, non-judgmental, and deeply wants to help the student get back on track, as well as be able to remain in school. We’re also here to help family members who may be struggling with the student’s situation themselves.

Schedule now with our Licensed Substance Abuse Therapy Professional!

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    Blacksburg, VA 24060

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