substance abuse Tag

Having to face the decision to get sober and commit to a life of early recovery at the age of 17 is NOT the dream of every young teenager. At a time when experimentation and being adventurous is the norm, that was exactly the decision I had to make in order to change my life.

“Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States; it accounts for more than 34,000 deaths per year,” according to an article written by psychiatrictimes.com. In another article written by canoe.ca, a Canadian health and wellness resource, it states “suicide is the second leading cause of death - following motor vehicle accidents - among teenagers and young adults,” and the use of marijuana, alcohol and other substances may be attributing to those figures.

The New Life House Recovery Community asked Dr. Martha Koo to discuss the high risk of substance abuse in individuals with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the importance of early therapeutic intervention.