Substance Abuse and Mental Illness



Many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders, including anxiety and depression. Some people develop mental health problems related to their compulsive drug use, and some people take drugs in an attempt to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders. Whatever symptoms appear first, it is important to treat all mental illnesses at the same time.
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Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/comorbidity-substance-use-disorders-other-mental-illnesses

Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/common-comorbidities-substance-use-disorders/part-1-connection-between-substance-use-disorders-mental-illness

 

Adolescent Marijuana Use Is Linked to Altered Neural Circuitry and Mood Symptoms

https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2018/08/adolescent-marijuana-use-linked-to-altered-neural-circuitry-mood-symptoms

 

Study highlights unmet treatment needs among adults with mental health and substance use disorders

https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2017/10/study-highlights-unmet-treatment-needs-among-adults-mental-health-substance-use-disorders

 

Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help

https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=ParityPortal16&utm_term=

 



Above the Influence

Our goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol. 
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https://abovetheinfluence.com/



 

 

 

MentalHealth.gov: one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help