Addiction and Learning Disabilities

In my opinion, coming to grips with the number of teenagers with addictions who also have learning disabilities (estimates towards 60%), requires understanding how isolating it can be. School stress is often the number one stress teenagers face, and when you’re struggling extra hard in the core competencies of academic success, it’s not hard to imagine that, even for those who look like they’re making and keeping friends, they’re also keeping secrets and hidden feelings of not being connected, and of being somewhat isolated.

This video, while not focusing at all on learning differences, captures the connection between isolation and mental health.

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Learning Disabilities specialist and Educational Consultant
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