Many youth and young adults experience both mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously, a condition referred to as co-occurring disorders (COD). This fact sheet on COD among young adults is written to help providers, administrators, and other youth-serving staff in understanding young adult COD and providing effective interventions.
Each family is unique, leaving its members to be the only ones to define it – in their way, from their culture and through their truth. For children and youth with mental health needs, the definition is often complicated by circumstances that propel their journey among various living arrangements. The following resources are provided to highlight the unique needs of today’s diverse families.
Federal resources curated to support the engagement of youth to promote change, implementation support on evidence-based and innovative programs, and program location finder.
Young People in Recovery (YPR) is a national organization that provides peer-led recovery support services. YPR aims to improve access to resources such as housing, education, and employment that sustain long-term recovery, particularly for youth and young adults. YPR envisions a world where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. YPR’s mission is to provide the life skills and peer supports to help people recover from substance use disorder and reach their full potential.