According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 500,000 college students reported past-year illicit drug dependence or abuse, more than 3 million reported past-month binge drinking, and about 1 million reported past-year alcohol dependence or abuse. These statistics are even more staggering in the context of our national addiction epidemic: While more than 22 million Americans have a substance use disorder that requires treatment, only 11 percent of them seek treatment, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Brett Watson experienced the first signs of addiction while he was in college, but had few resources for support. So after working on his recovery, he helped establish a support community. With the campus recovery movement now growing nationwide, Brett is helping to take the concept even farther at UCF – by partnering with the behavioral healthcare management company, Advanced Recovery Systems, to encourage people who missed educational experiences due to addiction to return to college.
Brett Watson and Dr. Timothy Huckaby are available for live interviews to discuss addiction on college campuses, the importance of recovery communities, and how to recognize the signs of addiction and get help.
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