Talbott Recovery’s Young Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Program, led by Dr. Michael Fishman, provides comprehensive treatment of a range of addiction disorders, including alcoholism, drug use and other types of substance abuse. This comprehensive program addresses not just the medical and physical issues related to addiction, but it also gets to the root of any psychological, psychiatric and spiritual aspects that may contribute to the problem.
Most young adults who suffer from addiction have a harder time achieving sobriety than their adult counterparts. Talbott Recovery’s Young Adult Addiction Program was designed to address that difficulty. Our programs for young adults 18 and older concentrate on treating substance abuse in this specific demographic. Patients are evaluated to determine if they are appropriate for placement in this program, with professionals looking at parental involvement, the need for more structure and support and any behavioral concerns. While age is a factor, clients into their thirties may also benefit from the Young Adult Program. For young adults at higher risk, we offer a High-risk Young Adult Rehab that provides a higher level of care. All of our therapy focusing on substance abuse in young adults uses special groups and therapeutic techniques to address the challenges of this age.
Our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Philosophy
Recent studies indicate that young adults with addictive disorders are seldom addicted to just one substance or behavior. They are experiencing significant life changes, and are subject to high levels of peer pressure. For example, addiction is listed as one of the top five mental health problems facing college students, which is not surprising as these young adults are exposed to new responsibilities, settings and people all at once. At Talbott Recovery we understand the importance of flexibility in meeting the therapeutic needs of these and other individuals as they learn to navigate their constantly changing social environments.
To prepare patients to meet these challenges, our young adult addiction program offers an integrated continuum of care for individuals with addictive and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Talbott Recovery’s approach to treating addictive disease and its accompanying emotional and physical problems is both comprehensive and individualized. Young adult addiction treatment patients and their families participate in psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups designed to help them explore addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders as well as the impact these diseases can have on the family.
After nearly four decades of treating chemically dependent patients, Talbott Recovery’s alcohol and drug treatment philosophy for young adults is built around our belief that addiction is a primary drive that must be managed through education, cognitive restructuring and emotive therapies. While living in Talbott Recovery’s structured environment, patients begin to experience a life free from active addiction. As patients move through progressive levels of care, each comprising a broad spectrum of specialty groups and services, they also actively participate in 12-Step recovery programs. Each of these elements helps the patient unearth the issues that drive his or her addiction, allowing the patient to learn to deal with the addictive response.
It is essential to recovery for patients to identify the underlying issues that tend to drive the disease of substance abuse or addiction. As young adults begin to recover from the shame that surrounds their illness, they can learn how to relate to self and others. This process gives patients an opportunity to develop healthy coping mechanisms and the socialization skills necessary to maintain abstinence. Upon completion of our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program at Talbott Recovery, patients are more prepared to face life’s challenges substance free.
Length of Stay
A patient’s length of stay in our young adult programs is determined by the patient’s treatment requirements and progress. Participation in our High-risk Young Adult Program may require additional treatment time. If you have questions regarding one of our young adult programs, please contact us. We’re available 24 hours a day.