TEEN / YOUNG ADULT
Substance abuse disorders are fairly common among adolescents in the US communities (see stats below…Link). Of our youthful population that experience substance abuse issues, about half (50%) will also experience behavioral health issues. Adolescents that use substances are also more likely to develop behavioral health issues such as depression, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Substance abuse puts adolescents at risk for a host of other issues during their youth, including: physical injuries, sexual risk taking, aggression, legal problems, being a victim of crime, educational problems, suicide or self-injury, and social and family problems.
Early intervention for substance abuse issues is important for preventing issues later on in life. Adolescents who reported that they began drinking before age 15 were almost four times more likely to be diagnosed with alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. What are the benefits of referring a child to AES for substance abuse education and treatment? AES is a licensed behavioral health organization that has served youth and families since 2014. Behavioral health issues are common among youth with substance abuse issues. AES gives youth the best chance for overall recovery and success by treating behavioral health issues alongside substance abuse issues. AES has a huge team of educated professionals who work directly with youth and families to provide an individualized course of treatment to meet each child’s specific needs.
How do I refer a child and get them enrolled for support and treatment?
There are several options for referring a child for substance abuse services. The first option is for a caregiver or referring agency to use the contact us option on our website to be linked to one of our professionals. The second option is to call our hotline (480) 809-6230 and one of our CSR’s will direct you to the team that can help.