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Substance Use & Teen Behavioral Health

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These feelings might include stress, anxiety, anger, depression, grief or loneliness. Of course, this is a vicious cycle—substance abuse will often aggravate mental health conditions and cause larger problems a teen will want to escape from.

Substance abuse and behavioral issues go hand-in-hand. One can very easily lead to the other. You may see a lot of the behavioral signs of substance abuse, but don’t know exactly what’s behind them.

Common signs for teenage substance abuse include:

  • Poor grades
  • Increased anger
  • Irritability
  • Weight loss
  • Isolation
  • Defiance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If you are concerned about your teen’s behavior, please reach out to get help. Getting answers leads to real solutions for recovery.

Visit our teen trauma resources page to find organizations and services that specialize in working with adolescent trauma.

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