Almost 50 percent of 12th graders say that they’ve used drugs at least once in their lifetime, and 18 percent report using marijuana in the last month. Prescription drug abuse is high—with nearly 1 in 10 high school seniors reporting non-medical use of the prescription painkiller Vicodin in the past year.
Many individuals suffering from addiction also struggle with some form of co-occurring mental/emotional disorder. Left untreated, co-occurring disorders negatively influence each other and it’s important that both be addressed.
Mental Health Disorders can disrupt school performance and success, harm relationships, and even lead to suicide. Approximately 1 in 5 adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder. Less than 1/2 of adolescents who need mental health care receive treatment.
Our chemical dependency program is designed to assist individuals who would like to overcome substance abuse and/or alcohol abuse. 9 out of 10 people with addiction started using substances before they turned 18yrs.At a young age can delay normal brain development and increase the likelihood of forming an addiction problem.