Substance abuse among young adults is hardly a new trend. About 50% of full-time college students binge drink or abuse prescription drugs, 25% of which meet the definition of having substance abuse or a dependence. That is three times the rate of the general population. Estimated overall total cost of substance abuse in US is $600 billion annually. Ease of access is a main contributor to drug abuse amongst college students.
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