Dealing with alcoholism or drug dependence is never easy, and it is even more difficult when you are also struggling with mental health problems. When a person has both a drug, alcohol problem and a mental health issue - such as depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety - it is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. However, there are treatments that can help. At Mission Hospital, we provide research-based treatment, support, and additional resources to help adolescents and their families create a life that is both rewarding and gratifying.

The following resources help identify signs in adolescents struggling with drug, alcohol dependency or a mental health issue:

Adolescent Substance Abuse Crisis

Help for Teens in Trouble

Top 5 Mental Illness Myths

Camp Fear