Our youngest generations are facing unprecedented difficulties and uncertainties in their future. They have the highest stress levels of any generations in 100 years, and have been hit the hardest by the opioid epidemic, along with alcohol abuse. Rising technology use has also increased feelings of loneliness among younger generations, which has resulted in higher rates of depression and suicide. Youth brains are still developing until they are about 25 years old, which means that all the trauma from their extreme stress levels and drug dependencies are occurring at a time of greatest risk for their long-term health and brain development. As drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialists, it’s becoming more and more our responsibility to address these social concerns of our youngest members. That means using innovative, research-driven techniques to improve long-term addiction recovery outcomes.