Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • The Challenges of Treating Young Adults

The Challenges of Treating Young Adults

Monday 18th February 2008

Discover how young adults can receive effective treatment for co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illnesses. Listen to One Hour at a Time podcast episode featuring Dr. Edward Poa, Medical Director of Compass Young Adult Program at The Menninger Clinic and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, on alcoholfree.com.
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Navigating Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment for Young Adults

The ability of the therapist and the patient to develop actually a healthy therapeutic alliance is really, I think, the most positive prognostic factor in how a therapy will go and how the patient will do.
In the latest episode of One Hour at a Time, Dr. Edward Poa, the Medical Director of Compass Young Adult Program at The Menninger Clinic and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the challenges of treating young adults with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illnesses. This age group often falls between adolescent and adult treatment, making it difficult to find effective care. Dr.
Poa emphasizes the importance of differentiating between mental illness and substance use disorders, developing a healthy therapeutic alliance, and using peer support and group therapy. He also addresses the external pressures and limited resources that young adults face and how they can impact treatment outcomes. Listen to this informative and engaging episode on alcoholfree.com and learn how young adults can receive effective treatment for co-occurring disorders.