For many people, drug addiction begins during the adolescent years. According to a 2014 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million Americans over age 12 battled a substance abuse disorder that year. For those under 25, this is why getting help from a young adult treatment center is so important.
Key Components of a Young Adult Treatment Center
Overall, outpatient drug rehab takes a different approach than programs for older adults. In our young adult program, the focus is on family support. Many teens and young adults haven’t started a family. Therefore, they must rely on the strong guidance of parents and other relatives to achieve sobriety.
However, young adults who’ve already had children find our program beneficial as well. We work closely with spouses, in-laws, and (where appropriate) children. This helps people overcome the challenges of raising kids while simultaneously battling an addiction.
Focus on Building Relationships
Often, those under 25 crave relationships and social interaction. This is why placing them in a treatment facility with more staff than patients is frequently ineffective. At our young adult treatment center, we intentionally have a very low staff-to-patient ratio. This allows us to build personal relationships and serve each individual’s needs.
Additionally, we take building relationships with family members seriously. Our hope is that you’ll feel comfortable enough to open up. For many parents of young adult users, this is a tremendous source of comfort.
Operating our treatment facility differently than most doesn’t mean each client receives the same type of care. We understand everyone is different. That’s why we tailor our substance abuse programs to unique patient needs.
Each program begins with an assessment. To better understand a client’s specific needs, it’s best they’re honest with us. During an assessment, our goal is to determine addiction severity and the presence of any co-occurring disorders. It also allows us to refer prospective patients to outside agencies for additional services.
However, there are times when teens and young adults may voluntarily refuse to come in for an assessment. In such cases, an early intervention can prove invaluable at helping individuals realize the scope of their addiction and how it affects others.
Services we Offer
At Zelus Recovery in Meridian, Idaho, your son or daughter will have access to comprehensive care specifically for young people. Following an assessment, we offer the following types of treatment:
With services for teens and young adults, we can offer unique support for the common challenges this demographic faces. If your child is suffering from addiction, you’re not alone.
Addiction doesn’t have to control your child’s life. Help your loved one overcome any addiction by partnering with a quality young adult treatment center. Get in touch with us today at 866-365-4436 to begin the journey.