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Mental Health And Drug Use For teens and adults alike there exists a hidden danger related to drug use. It’s a fact that drug use and mental health appears to happen concurrently in about half of either drugs users or people with mental health problems. This doesn’t mean that someone with depression or anxiety will automatically become a drug addict.Yet drug use and addiction do tend to happen together in a person who has preexisting mental health problems. This is because someone who struggles with their mental health is more predisposed to seek relief. Often the drugs they abuse are the most addictive as well. However, a person otherwise healthy who becomes a drug user is much more likely to develop mental health difficulties because of physiological changes to the way the brain functions. This inevitably has an impact on mood, brain function, and emotional balance. Drug use causes permanent chemical changes to the brain that are irreparable. Teen Development These problems are only compounded when they occur in a young adult. A teenager is still at a very early stage in mental development. Their brains are still learning and growing. Not to mention the psychological impact drug use can have when a teen...