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Drug Abuse & Depression: Understanding Teenage Dual Diagnosis

Drug Abuse & Depression: Understanding Teenage Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is very common, particularly when it comes to mental disorders and addiction. Depression and drug abuse are, unfortunately, a common pairing in patients of all ages—including teens. Many parents are surprised to learn that a dual diagnosis happens in over half of teens addicted to drugs. However, that doesn't mean that every treatment center specializes in dual diagnosis. Drug Abuse & Depression: Understanding Teenage Dual Diagnosis The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 60 percent of all addicts also have a mental disorder. Mental disorders paired with drug abuse can be especially dangerous in teens and young…
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Sending Your Child to a Teenage Rehabilitation Center

Sending Your Child to a Teenage Rehabilitation Center

Are you sending your teen to drug rehab? To be a supportive parent, learn everything you can about sending your kid to a teenage rehabilitation center here. A family crisis. A teen with an addiction. And a problem you hoped you'd never have to face. No one ever said parenting was natural, but having to send your child to a teenage rehabilitation center is one of the hardest choices to make. Being supportive is hard, but you can help your teen on the road to recovery when you follow a few guidelines. Here are some ways to be a prepared…
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