GED preparation is a must in any rehab program that services a large volume of young adults. If a rehab center tends to regularly provide addiction recovery services for those who are between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five, then it is a wise choice to include GED services to such clients. These types of services would prepare the client for the general education development test that measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading, and writing, all of which gives patients the opportunity to gain an American high school level of academic skills that will help them greatly in the future.
Education and knowledge is perhaps the absolute greatest weapon that recovering addicts have against relapse. Sure enough, those recovering addicts who go on to study new fields and increase their understanding of key issues tend to make big progress in life and are not nearly as likely to relapse in the long run. The fact of the matter is, relapse is often brought on because a recovering addict is not changing his or her condition in life at all. Education holds the key to advancement in society, and if a recovering addict does not advance, it is not likely that he or she will make any progress of any real kind. This is why now more than ever rehab centers needs to ensure the proper educational advancement of their clients.
Young adult substance abuse is now on a serious level that is more concerning than it ever has been before. The numbers of those addicted and the effects that addiction has had on young adults has been of epidemic level proportions. For some of the real data on this issue:
Drug and alcohol addiction is thought to be at its worst right now. Lots of specialized governmental and non-profit organizations alike feel this way. To aide us and others in ours and others’ quest to inform the populace and educate them on the crisis that is addiction in the nation today, many organizations out there such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Trust for American Health (TAH), have all worked together diligently and continuously and at length to provide such statistical data and cruel yet very, very true evidence on this very real crisis and problem for all to see and bear witness to so that something can be done about it and so that we can all work together to change the dwindling spiral condition of the nation as a whole.
The above statistics and facts shed light on a very real problem with the young adult population of the nation. To help young adults who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, a very smart thing to do is to make sure that they have met the educational requirements for their age to be able to go on and be successful in life in general. This is key and this is necessary and this is needed now more so than ever and if it is not done then those who were using and abusing drugs and alcohol do not stand a very good chance of being able to make a full recovery. A recovering addict’s chances of being able to stay clean and sober for life depend greatly on a recovering addict’s ability to go out into the world and make a life for himself or herself, something that will depend a lot on whether the person has a good education or not.
Addiction rehabilitation centers now more than ever really need to make sure that they educate their clients as well as rehabilitate them. GED programs are now available in many different rehab centers and these programs more than anything will be the ones that make a huge difference in the future success and solvency of recovering addicts.