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Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Emerging Adults


Modern addiction treatment was developed to meet the needs of middle-aged men (Sanders, 2011). As the years have passed the addiction field has begun to pay more attention to the needs of various populations including adolescents, women, persons with co-occurring disorders, and people of color. Only over the past seven years has emphasis been placed on the behavioral health needs of emerging adults, meaning individuals between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five. This article outlines the…