According to national studies, many young people experiment with or use alcohol and/or illicit drugs. Effective treatment can help young people stop using, avoid relapse and recover their lives with more stability with their families, friends, schools, activities and jobs.
While many people may experience feelings of anxiousness, an Anxiety Disorder may be present when anxiety begins to interfere with one's day-to-day activities.
Substance abuse is treatable, however, many people do not seek help. Addiction is a complex brain disorder causing continuous cravings for the drug in spite of very negative consequences.
While anxiety is a normal part of childhood, if a child has extreme fear, nervousness or shyness and they begin to avoid places and activities, an anxiety disorder may be present.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a childhood condition that often continues through adolescence and adulthood.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, causes extreme changes in a person's mood, energy and activy level.
Depression is more than a case of the blues; it is a chronic illness that often requires long-term treatment.
Learn the facts, risk factors and signs of suicide to watch out for in adolescent and young adults.
An important step in helping to prevent suicide in any age group, is getting involved.
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