Among the 20.2 million people in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million people—had a co-occurring mental illness.

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Mental illness and drug abuse

Inspirations for Youth and Families teen rehab uses the dual diagnosis system of treatment to help teens overcome their destructive drug abuse. This treatment addresses the mental illness teens may face such as depression, anxiety or bi-polar disorder. Many teens begin their relationship with drugs through self medication. This ideology is using drugs or alcohol to deal with the symptoms of their mental disorders.

Our teen addiction treatment programs, emphasis has been put on helping the teen and family establish recovery and learn the life skills necessary for the teen reach personal goals, academic goals, gain the insight and ability to hold one’s self accountable for decisions and actions, as well as capable of making appropriate choices, living a life without drugs or alcohol impairment.

Source: NAMI