young adult rehab

According to the 2018 Substance Abuse Overview by the New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment, there were 89,629 substance use treatment admissions in New Jersey that year. Of the nearly 90,000 treatment admissions, about 32% were under the age of 30. So, needless to say, rehab for young adults is an absolute necessity.

Unfortunately, young people all throughout the state are suffering from the effects of substance abuse. This only proves the true need for addiction treatment services in the area. Thankfully, here at North Jersey Recovery Center is committed to offering individuals the care they need in order to overcome addiction. This means that we strive to provide care to anyone who is struggling, whether young or old.

The Importance of Age-Geared Treatment Services

Since each individual is unique, addiction affects people in different ways. This is certainly true in the general sense, in regards to how substance use impacts young people versus its impact on older individuals. 

While the contributing factors and underlying causes of addiction vary from person to person, substance abuse impacts young people differently than it does older individuals. Also, the contributing factors may even differ based on age.

For example, a young person may be more likely than a senior adult to succumb to peer pressure to use alcohol or drugs. Also, younger individuals who are still developing cognitively and physically may feel the effects of substance use differently than older adults.

For all of these reasons, age-centered or age-geared treatment programs are necessary. So, younger individuals who suffer from addiction should seek help from a facility that understands the importance of rehab for young adults.

The Addiction Treatment Process

The recovery journey is one that involves many challenges and obstacles. Some recovering individuals may find that the underlying causes of their addiction may be difficult to address on their own. Or, they may recognize their challenges in avoiding relapse.

Treatment should empower those in recovery, giving them the necessary resources to both become and remain free from addiction. It should equip recovering individuals with relapse prevention skills and instill the confidence they need in order to move forward.

This is where our levels of care come into play. At North Jersey Recovery Center, we work to help each individual through our continuum of care. So, those who come to us for treatment will benefit from various levels of care, each complete with effective treatment approaches. 

Through inpatient and outpatient care programs, those in recovery can begin to develop the skills they need as they work toward a new way of life. Whether an individual is struggling with an alcohol use disorder, heroin abuse, or a benzo addiction, we offer the necessary assistance!

Inpatient Treatment Program

Also known as residential treatment, our inpatient treatment program is an intensive approach to rehab for young adults. Young individuals may find that their roommates or friends are not supportive of their decision to end substance use. This can cause peer pressure and, eventually, prevent young people from going through with their choice to seek help for addiction.

In cases where a person may not have support at home or might be surrounded by tempting or unhealthy influences, inpatient rehab is the best option. While in a residential treatment program, individuals live at their rehab facility. 

This can be very beneficial as it allows individuals to focus simply on their recovery rather than outside influences. Also, residential rehab provides people with round-the-clock access to clinical and professional help. This is especially helpful in early recovery.

Outpatient Treatment Program

After completing inpatient treatment, young individuals in recovery may transition into an outpatient program. This means that they will continue to receive treatment and care on a less intensive basis. So, those in an outpatient program will attend treatment sessions for a certain amount of hours every week as determined by their rehab center specialists.

While in outpatient care for addiction recovery, individuals can attend therapy and group meetings. They may live in a sober living environment or continue living at home throughout this phase of treatment. However, it is not advisable to live at home if an individual is likely to be in an atmosphere that is not conducive to their recovery.

There are multiple types of outpatient care. These include partial care programs and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). Both of these programs allow individuals to receive treatment while living outside of a rehab facility. This can be a good option for those who may need to work or tend to family responsibilities. It is also helpful to those who are working to transition back into a normal schedule after going through residential treatment for addiction.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Many people who suffer from addiction also suffer from mental health disorders. Some of the common disorders that co-occur with addiction include the following:

Those who have co-occurring disorders have what professionals refer to as a dual diagnosis. This can be truly difficult for those who suffer from these disorders. But, with professional help, individuals can overcome addiction and work through the effects of their mental health disorders. 

However, it is important to seek treatment that specifically addresses mental illness and addiction simultaneously. This is because treatment programs that solely address addiction may help individuals to end substance abuse. But, the effects of their mental illness will remain in place.

In some cases, the symptoms of mental health disorders were actually contributing factors to addiction. So, if individuals do not receive the help they need in order to address those symptoms and triggers, they may relapse or develop another addiction.

Likewise, a treatment program that only addresses mental health disorders without approaching co-occurring addictions will prove to be ineffective. The individual may able to address and manage their symptoms, but still continue to use alcohol or drugs. 

Thus, finding a rehab center that offers a dual diagnosis treatment program is essential for those who suffer from co-occurring disorders. Thankfully, we offer dual diagnosis care here at North Jersey Recovery Center!

Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Therapy is often a part of the treatment process. It offers an abundance of benefits for those in recovery. There are several types of addiction therapy, each falling under the categories of group counseling and individual counseling.

Different types of therapy that may be involved in rehab for young adults may include:

  • Trauma therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Contingency management (CM)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Group counseling sessions typically consist of several recovering individuals and one or more therapists. While in group therapy meetings, individuals can discuss their stories, struggles, and victories with one another. 

Therapy that takes place in group settings can help individuals to develop interpersonal skills, which are often lost due to addiction. Also, group counseling can inspire support within the recovery community. Those who are working to end addiction can unite with others, overcoming feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Individual therapy is also beneficial as meetings consist of one recovering individual and one therapist or counselor. This one-on-one format allows people to feel free to share their thoughts, emotions, and feelings without the fear of judgment. It also provides time to discover and address any underlying issues and causes of addiction.

Rehab for Young Adults at NJRC

If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, now is the time to seek help. It can be difficult to reach out for addiction treatment. Some individuals experience anxiety at the mere thought of asking for assistance. Others feel that they will be met with judgment rather than understanding or compassion. The idea of admitting that one needs help can be overwhelming.

But, if you’ve been struggling with alcoholism or drug dependence, there is no time like to present to begin recovering. The truth of the matter is that addiction can be life-altering and, in many cases, life-threatening. Those who suffer from excessive substance use may find that the effects of this issue cause irreversible effects to occur in their lives.

This can especially be the case in the lives of young individuals who suffer from substance use. Young people who suffer from addiction may find that the impact of years of alcohol or drug abuse can cause much suffering in older years. But this does not have to be your story.

Here at North Jersey Recovery Center, we are dedicated to the health and freedom of our clients. We understand the challenges that arise on the road to recovery. So, we assist each individual in our care as they work through these difficulties.

When you enroll in our treatment program, you can rest assured that your recovery is our top priority. Our compassionate team will work with you as you move toward a life of recovery. We want to walk with you, from the very beginning until you complete your treatment and begin your new life. 

Today can be the day that changes your life for the better. Just contact us here at North Jersey Recovery Center. Allow us to help you end addiction in your life!

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Laura Riley

Laura-Riley-Cropped-Profile-150x150Laura Riley, MA, LCADC, CCS is an Administrator with North Jersey Recovery Center.