Many college students participating in Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) for drug and alcohol addictions also report being in recovery from or currently engaging in multiple behavioral addictions, a new survey finds. These addictions include eating disorders, and sex and love addiction.
The findings come from the first federally funded nationwide survey of college students in addiction recovery, led by Alexandre B. Laudet, PhD, Director of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes in New York. The 486 students in the study were participating in CRPs. They reported past use of numerous substances, and most had a severe addiction history in spite of their young age.