OCD AND ANXIETY
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According to the Center on Addiction, 9 out of 10 adults who develop substance problems started using before they turned 18. “Substance use is often a way teens self-medicate or alleviate the symptoms of a co-occurring mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD,” says Dr. Azhar Yunus, Medical Director of Rogers’ Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Adolescent Residential Care.
Although not intended to diagnose addiction, to help parents if they are concerned Rogers has developed a 7-question, confidential quiz to flag the signs your child could be at risk.
To take the quiz, visit rogersbh.org/teen-addiction-quiz.
Do you know a teen struggling with mental health and substance use? At Rogers, our expert psychiatrists and addiction specialists understand the link between substance use and the mental health challenges that are often at the root of the dependence, and how critical it is to treat both at the same time.
Through our residential care for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery in Wisconsin and various outpatient clinics throughout the country, we treat a teen’s mental health and combined use of alcohol, drugs or opioids.
For a free, confidential screening, call 800-767-4411, or request one online.
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