At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we offer therapy for various types of mental health disorders that impact teens. Many of our clients currently live with a substance abuse disorder and a co-occurring mental disorder. Our counselors and therapists can help you or your child seek recovery and peace. If you know a teenage boy between 14 to 17 years of age with these challenges, consider recommending our services to them.
Substance abuse often occurs with one or more mental health disorders. That’s why we take time to educate our clients on the types of mental health disorders that could impact their recovery. This can include anxiety and depression and overlap with physical conditions such as diabetes.
Types of Mental Health Disorders
One of the most common types of mental health disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), incorporates a group of developmental disorders. Teens on the autism spectrum may experience impairment in communication and social skills. The range of skills, disability, and symptoms covers an array of behaviors and learning challenges. About 1.5% of teens experience ASD and the disorder may accompany anxiety, depression, and sensory challenges.
Children with anxiety disorders feel worried, scared, and uneasy much of the time. Approximately, 32% of 13 to 18-year-olds suffer some degree of anxiety. For example, social anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder fall under anxiety disorders.
Some of the clients that come to Foothills at Red Oak Recovery experience multiple types of mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Those with depression may exhibit the following:
- Depressed mood
- Thoughts of self-harm
- Lack of motivation
- Perpetual sadness
Up to 13% of teens live with depression. For instance, seasonal affective disorder and depressive disorder stem from feelings of depression.
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD impacts 9% of teens. Symptoms include continued intention and impulsive behavior that disrupts daily development.
Symptoms of eating disorders include abnormal eating patterns, such as over or under-eating. About 3% of teens suffer from an eating disorder such as bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating.
Co-Occurring Types of Mental Health Disorders
When teenagers have both mental health and substance abuse disorder, it’s referred to as co-occurring disorders. Also, teenagers with mental disorders may turn to alcohol and drugs as a way to self-medicate. Factors that impact whether a teenager turns to substance abuse include neglect, overwhelming responsibilities comma and peer pressure.
Substance abuse and mental illness share certain characteristics. Early detection and prevention give teens the best chance of a full recovery.
Mental health and substance use disorders involve psychological, biological, and social elements. Our residential inpatient programs are the best way to address all the challenges our clients face. Our educational therapeutic treatment approaches address underlying causes as well as effective ways to overcome or control the mental and emotional toll these disorders take on our clients.
Types of Mental Health Disorders and Treatment
At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we emphasize holistic treatment and invite family participation in the healing process. Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is a working horse farm and the idyllic setting helps our young clients relax and decompress between sessions. Don’t wait another minute to seek the help you need to leave behind substance abuse and address underlying causes that prevent you from living your best life. You find a warm and loving staff at our Ellenboro, NC center and a peer group with similar challenges to confide in.
Contact us online or call us at 866.300.5275 for more information about our treatment opportunities or to schedule time at our center. We can help you overcome anxiety, depression and substance abuse for a better tomorrow.