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Sometimes when a teen is struggling with an underlying mental health issue like depression, trauma, or anxiety, they may try to self-medicate by experimenting with substance use. They may not even realize they have depression or anxiety.
This is why it's so important to have a treatment program that treats both substance use and mental health, so you can get to the root of the issue and get back to being your healthiest self.
Learn more about Teen Mental Health.
Oftentimes when a teen struggles with substance use, they may be self-medicating due to an undiagnosed mental health issue like depression or anxiety.
Since marijuana and alcohol both can trigger symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, it's also possible that those symptoms could stem from or be worsened by drug use.
The more a teen begins to use substances they can become addicted. Given a teenager's growing brain and body, it's important to address substance use early to prevent addiction.
Learn more about Teen Substance Use.
Sandstone Care is the expert on teens and their development. We have a wealth of resources available, knowledgable licensed professionals, and programs that are custom designed for your teen's specific needs.