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At our Maryland office we are able to effectively treat alcohol, drug and substance use. During our assessment process, we often identify an underlying or co-occurring mental health issue including trauma that is contributing to the drug use. Our rehab programs are especially tailored for individuals ages 13-30 and their families to help everyone get to a healthier place.
Studies have found that binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are problematic for young adults.
Marijuana has become a way to self medicate for underlying issues and one can become dependent on its use.
Young adults are more susceptible to opioid abuse than any other group.
Alcohol can be used to self-medicate an underlying mental health issue or traumatic event.
Frequent marijuana use can negatively impact their emotional regulation, thinking abilities, and physical health.
Stimulants might be used to accomplish more, but these substances can be harmful and addictive when misused.
Because there can be an overlap in symptoms between drug use and mental health disorders, it’s very important to accurately assess and treat both challenges together. If not treated this way, recovery can be much more difficult, as treatment may only be focusing on one half of the problem.
An individual can attend an alcohol rehab program, but never address an underlying anxiety disorder. While they may learn to stop drinking, the root of the issue isn’t addressed and another substance or unhealthy patterns may come into their life to cope with the anxiety.
Conversely, many people seek help for mental health disorders, not fully comprehending that their substance use may be greatly contributing to their mental health in a negative way.
Depression is more than just feeling down for a few days -- symptoms are long lasting and can affect you in many ways.
Complex Trauma is a term that has been developed to describe interpersonal trauma that occurs multiple times or over an extended period of time to young children. trauma
Struggling with both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, can be two conditions referred to as “co-occurring disorders,” or “dual diagnoses.”
Some ways to know what your child is experiencing might be more than just a mood swing are if these emotional shifts are severe, it could be bipolar.
Starting the conversation is the best first step. We are here to help in any way possible!