Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Resource: Substance Use + Mental Health In Young Adults: Your Guide to Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders


Substance Use + Mental Health: Your Guide to Addressing Co-occurring Disorders
What if your teen or young adult is not only struggling with a substance use disorder, but also a mental health disorder, like depression or anxiety, at the same time?

Formerly referred to as “dual diagnosis,” someone struggling with both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder has a co-occurring disorder. In fact, 65 percent or more of youth with substance use disorders also have a mental health disorder.

We know the combination of substance use and mental health disorders can create a challenging situation, so we partnered with Child Mind Institute to create a PDF guide, Substance Use + Mental Health in Teens & Young Adults: Your Guide to Recognizing & Addressing Co-occurring Disorders. It gives parents and caregivers useful information, insights and resources that can help make this journey easier and help you get quality care for your child.
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