The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that people are most likely to begin abusing chemical substances like alcohol, prescription drugs and tobacco during adolescence and young adulthood. By the time they reach their senior year of high school, roughly 70 percent of all students will have experimented with alcohol and nearly half of all students will have taken an illegal drug at one point during their high school careers. There are many reasons why adolescents and young adults use chemical substances. Some of the more common reasons include undergoing peer pressure in social settings, the desire to experience new things and attempting to deal with school-related stressors or problems at home. Environmental factors play a major role when it comes to adolescent drug abuse. These factors include the neighborhood in which the adolescent grows up, their local community, their school experience and their environment at home. For example, children that grow up in households with drug addicted or alcoholic parents are far more likely to experiment in substance use themselves fairly early on in their lives.
Our young adults rehab program focuses on a wide variety of the unique challenges and experiences that adolescents and young adults tend to face. Some of the topics we frequently discuss in group therapy sessions include:
- Addiction education and the dangers directly involved in substance use
- The neurological impact that substance use can have on brains that are still developing
- Working through peer pressure and learning how to set and maintain personal boundaries
- Effectively dealing with school-related stressors
- Viewing addiction treatment as something to be grateful for rather than viewing it as a punishment for bad behavior
- Effectively managing uncomfortable emotions and the development of healthy coping mechanisms
- Communication skills
- Relapse prevention training
- Learning how to set personal boundaries with family members and deal with household-related stressors
Our young adult rehab program is geared towards helping those under the age of 18 maintain sobriety for years to come.
Our adults rehab program is geared towards helping men and women over the age of 18 and under the age of 65 overcome substance abuse and dependency and controlled and supportive setting. Just like young adults and older adults, those in this specific age bracket deal with a unique set of challenges. Most adults are financially independent and rely on a consistent job or career in order to provide for themselves and any dependents they may have. Many have experience in romantic relationships, and work to juggle those relationships with the relationships they have with their families of origin, their friends and their colleagues. Because of extensive personal responsibilities and obligations, it can be difficult for adults to come to terms with the fact that they need professional assistance and that in order to continue functioning in their day-to-day lives, they might need to take an extended break from the hustle and bustle they have grown so used to.
Are adult rehab program focuses on numerous age specific challenges and experiences, including:
- Healthy functioning in interpersonal relationships
- Dealing with work-related stressors
- effectively coping with and working through uncomfortable feelings and emotions
- Learning how to set and maintain personal boundaries
- Coping with financial stressors (which ties into the development of crucial life skills)
- Relapse prevention training
- Finding an important balance between professional life, interpersonal relationships and self-care
These are just some of the many topics covered in depth by our adult rehab program.