Adulthood is the timeframe of growth in a person’s life when physical maturation has been attained. During adulthood, specific biologic, mental, cultural, individual characteristics, and various other developments concerned with getting older take place. Post-adolescence is a period that is often grouped into categories by age, from young adulthood, which is typically considered to be between the ages of 19 and 45.
Adulthood, much like adolescence, can be a turbulent and difficult transitional period for many young men and women. When young men and women struggle with transitioning into adulthood, they will sometimes self-medicate, or distract themselves with negative behaviors such as drug/alcohol abuse, which in turn, can cause depression and eventually lead to fatal consequences. It is for this reason that it is imperative for young adults to seek assistance if they find the transition into adulthood too difficult or overwhelming.