Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Teens and Young Adult

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Understanding the mental health roots of substance use disorders (SUD) is key to long-lasting recovery. Fill out the short form below, or give us a call, to start healing today with Charlie Health.

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What are the main signs and symptoms of substance use disorders?

Like other mental health conditions, there are often telltale signs that someone is struggling with a SUD if you know what to look for. So how do you know if your consumption signifies a substance abuse problem? Below are several common signs of SUD:

  • Changing friend groups to spend more time with those who drink or do drugs
  • Missing class or skipping school 
  • Losing interest in activities you typically enjoy
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Changes in personal appearances, such as a lack of personal hygiene
  • Growing disconnected from family and friends
  • Engaging in suspicious and secretive behaviors
  • Asking for money
  • Mood swings or irritability

Understanding the presence and prevalence of these symptoms in an individual helps clinicians begin to diagnose them properly and start to build treatment programming that will best fit their needs.

How does Charlie Health treat SUD?


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What are the best types of therapy for SUD?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly effective therapeutic modality for substance use disorders and their co-occurring mental health conditions, such as major depression and anxiety disorders.

Group support

Social support can also help to heal and reduce loneliness, while combating the shame surrounding substance abuse. Group therapy and family therapy facilitate open communication and help nurture healthy relationships, while support groups offer a chance to meet other people facing the same challenges. Some examples of support groups include:

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Reach out

Call our Admissions Team 24/7 or fill out our quick online form to verify your insurance coverage and get started


Get matched

We’ll conduct a thorough assessment to create your personalized virtual treatment plan


Start healing

Meet your peers in groups and your primary therapist in as little as 24 hours

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