Children and teens in San Bernardino County are struggling as a result of substance use and abuse. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), hospitalizations due to mental health issues occur at a rate of about 1,690 per 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24. Hospitalizations due to substance use and abuse occur in about 1,008 of 100,000 residents in that same age group.1
Substance use and abuse among teenagers, especially if done in an attempt to “self-medicate” a co-occurring disorder, increase the likelihood that the young person will go on to struggle with addiction in adulthood. This can be a self-perpetuating cycle among families in Upland, California. Teens who develop an addiction may go on to have kids for whom substance use and abuse are normalized, thus increasing the likelihood that they will also drink and use drugs at an early age.
Early intervention is key for people who are living with an active substance use disorder, especially if there is a co-occurring mental health disorder that requires treatment. The sooner your loved one can connect with the comprehensive care they need to stabilize mentally and physically without substance use and abuse, the sooner they will begin to learn how to live a balanced life in recovery.
Help your loved one take the first step toward the treatment that is a right for them. Contact a member of our support team today.
. California Department of Public Health. San Bernardino County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Community Profile 2017-18.
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