Promoting Recovery and Independence for Older Adolescents and Youth Adults Who Experience Serious Mental Health Challenges

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 4.00.47 PMThis report, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), demonstrates that older adolescents and young adults who participate in SAMHSA-supported treatment programs report lower levels of substance use disorders than those who do not participate in SAMHSA-supported treatment programs. The report also shows that young adults (18-25 years old) who take part in community-based treatment programs achieve positive outcomes with respect to behavioral and emotional health, daily life skills, employment, enrollment in school, and reduced homelessness. To download the report, click here.