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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

For Those We Serve

Mental Health Services for Children and Family: Transforming Services Through Systems of Care


"Almost half of all youth receiving mental health services in the United States have been diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder. (substance abuse)

"Youth with behavioral disorders (i.e., conduct disorder, attention deficit disorder) are more likely to develop substance abuse disorders than youth with anxiety or depressive disorders, who are still two to four times more likely than their peers without mental disorders to develop substance abuse disorders." (Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law)




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