Everyone is unique. That means everyone’s road to recovery will look different. But there are several common factors to getting treatment:
Mental health and substance use disorders are health issues. They require help from a doctor or a licensed mental health professional. People with mental health problems need to be accurately diagnosed. Only a professional can do that. Professionals can recommend treatments such as medications, counseling, or a combination of both.
People dealing with a mental health issue often find it helpful to get support from others with the same problem. There are support groups for eating disorders, drug and alcohol addictions, suicide attempt survivors, and other mental health disorders. Many support groups follow a 12-step recovery process.
Having a support network of friends and loved ones is another important part of recovery. Other key supports include teachers, coaches, youth group leaders, and religious and faith communities.
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