a teen boy sits at a counter and considers disordered eating and substance abuse

Disordered Eating and Substance Abuse

Eating disorders can occur because of body image issues and anxiety. Teens are also at risk of using drugs and alcohol. Teens with mental health disorders are more likely to use psychoactive substances, which makes disordered eating and substance abuse strongly connected. Adolescence is a difficult time for teens. Puberty, social pressures, and academics can…