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The rehab I went to was really good. I went to Avery's House. It was welcoming, accepting, and they really do care about us. It was literally a house so it didn't feel like a hospital or treatment center at all.
Does my child need help?
Teens with mental health disorders may turn to drugs or alcohol in an attempt to cope with their struggles. They may also be more reluctant to talk about their substance use. Avery’s House provides a space for honest disclosure where your teen can feel safe to recover. Give us a call to learn about our integrated support services.(855) 506-1906
50% of youth being treated for a psychotic episode say they’ve used drugs or alcohol
Common symptoms of substance abuse in teens
It’s not always easy to tell the difference between substance abuse and mental health disorders because their symptoms can mimic each other. Here are some common symptoms of a co-occurring substance problem:
- Social withdrawal or isolation
- Unusual irritability, agitation, restlessness or aggression
- Borrowing or stealing money or valuables
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Missing school, activities or work
- Demanding more privacy, locking doors
- Suicidal ideation or attempt
What causes teen substance abuse?
Undiagnosed or untreated mental health disorders can lead to substance abuse or substance use disorders. Here are some of the risk factors and pathways to substance misuse and mental health disorders:
- Undiagnosed or untreated mental health disorder
- Early age of substance use
- Early life stress or chronic stress
- Trauma or adverse childhood experiences
- Social pressure or influence
Avery’s House promotes healing and growth through the work of our team and the excellence of our program.
Josh Lemieux – Admissions
Treatment at Avery’s House
Our team of experienced mental health professionals will work with you and your child to set goals. Together we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan based on their specific needs and you’ll learn how to effectively provide the support they need. Treatment could include:
- Coordinated support for co-occurring disorders
- Tools to cope with stress and process emotions
- Behavioral therapies with experienced pediatric psychiatrists and psychologists
- Family therapy and one-on-one sessions
As part of the Teen Co-occurring Substance Abuse Treatment program, our services include: