The well-being and safety of our clients, their families, and our staff are always our top priority at Phoenix Rising Recovery.

Phoenix Rising will continue to serve our recovery community during this time. In conjunction with our existing infection control policies, we are closely monitoring CDC updates on the impact of the coronavirus as they are released.

For more information, we encourage you to please take some time to read the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Rehab for Young Adults

Participants in rehab for young adults.

Young adult rehab is a form of specialized addiction treatment designed to meet the specific needs of teenagers and those in their early 20s. This type of program addresses the unique battles faced by young adults while taking into consideration the pressures associated with their age group. By treating these individuals in a separate program, they will be more equipped to navigate sobriety while setting themselves up for a bright and fulfilling future. 

What Is Considered a Young Adult Rehab? 

Young adult rehab refers to an addiction treatment program that is solely dedicated to helping those in the 18-25 age range. Some facilities are only focused on providing treatment for young adults while others offer rehab for young adults as one of their multiple programs. No matter the setting, the purpose of this type of treatment is to help these individuals get sober at an early age–making their chances of long-term recovery very high. 

An important component of Phoenix Rising’s rehab for young adults is our aftercare program. We want to ensure that those who receive treatment with us get the follow-up care they deserve as long-lasting sobriety is the goal. Additionally, we offer detox services for a variety of substances, so those coming into our program can start treatment with a healthy body and a clear mind. 

Addiction Amongst Young Adults 

It is no secret that the United States is experiencing a severe problem with drug and alcohol misuse. These issues extend to the nation’s youth, causing premature death and an increase in crime. In fact, it has been stated that young adults account for the largest number of ADHD stimulants, prescription opioid pain relievers, and anti-anxiety drug abusers. 

As reported by a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over a third of young adults engaged in binge drinking while about 40% of young adults used an illicit drug in 2018. During the same year, there were 2.4 million young adults diagnosed with both a substance use disorder and mental health disorder. 

Despite how common substance use is amongst this age group, this condition remains profoundly undertreated. In fact, only around 500,000 of the approximate 5.1 million young adults battling addiction underwent treatment in 2018.

Causes of Substance Abuse in Young Adults

Young adults and teenagers are at a unique stage in their development. This season of life is often confusing for them as they are faced with many new challenges, choices, and pressures. There is no one cause for substance abuse in young adults. It can develop from a combination of circumstances and outside influences. These include: 

  • Brain Development. Since young people’s minds are still developing, their experimentation with drugs can cause permanent changes in brain chemistry. This makes it more likely for their struggle with addiction to continue into adulthood. 
  • Environment. Some adolescents are exposed to drugs and alcohol within their homes at a very young age. If their parental figures are abusing these substances, a person is more susceptible to adopting the same habits. 
  • Lack of consequences. When you are young, it is hard to fully comprehend the ramifications of your actions. Therefore, most youth abusing substances are not completely aware of how damaging their behavior is. 
  • Trauma. Childhood trauma can have lasting effects on a person and how they cope. If left untreated this trauma can lead to substance abuse, especially in young people struggling to process their emotions. 
  • Pressure. Teenagers and young adults want to fit in, even if it means sacrificing their health. Additionally, some athletes might abuse drugs to enhance their abilities. It is also not uncommon for those who have sustained sports injuries to get addicted to the painkillers they have been prescribed.
  • Stress. Many members of this age group turn to drug use as a way of coping with stress. For example, many college students abuse stimulants in order to complete assignments on time. 

Typical Substances Abused 

Teens and young adults tend to abuse substances that are easily available to them. Some of the most common substances used by teens and young adults include:

  • AlcoholParticipants in rehab for young adults.
  • Opioids/Prescription Drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Hallucinogens
  • MDMA

How Does Rehab for Young Adults Differ

This type of rehab specifically caters to the hardships typically faced by those in early adulthood. They take factors into consideration such as performance pressure, family dynamics, and childhood trauma. 

Rehab for young adults also involves more peer involvement than programs designed for those in later adulthood. Not only are participants around the same age, but counselors are often young adults as well. Graduates of young adult rehab are also brought in to attest to the program’s benefits and give those in treatment hope. 

Furthermore, responsibilities such as school are taken into consideration during an individual’s initial evaluation. We want to make sure participants can continue getting an education while receiving treatment. 

Services Offered 

In addition to detox and aftercare programs, Phoenix Rising offers several types of therapy as well as holistic treatment methods. These include:

  • Group, family, and individual counseling
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Neurofeedback therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Holistic treatment options (yoga, meditation, outdoor activities) 
  • EMDR therapy 
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy 
  • Medication-assisted therapy

Participants in rehab for young adults.Benefits of Rehab for Young Adults

It is also not a secret that young adults, especially teenagers, love to maintain privacy. Many people this age do not want to share with their parents and feel more comfortable speaking with a counselor or during group therapy. Therefore, young adult rehab gives them a safe place to voice their feelings and concerns. Additionally, specialized young adult rehab programs allow participants to build strong peer bonds. For young adults and teens, this sense of comradeship can be very beneficial to their recovery. 

Overall, the most rewarding benefit young adults can get from attending rehab is help in setting themselves up for a promising future. At a young age, treatment might seem daunting, but achieving long-term sobriety will allow you to be more present at social events, be more productive at work or school, and form deeper relationships.

Types of Young Adult Rehab

The type of program that will work best for an individual is typically determined by how long they have been using drugs or alcohol, the exact type of substance they have been using, and how often they are using it. Factors such as a person’s recovery goals, home environment, and mental health are also taken into consideration. 

Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient and residential treatment programs provide patients with 24/7 care and monitoring. These programs are best-suited for those struggling with a severe addiction or those who are especially susceptible to potential triggers as those enrolled live at the facility, away from outside influences. Clients usually spend at least 30-90 days enrolled in inpatient treatment, however, programs can last much longer depending on need.

Outpatient Rehab

When it comes to outpatient treatment, our facility uses a multi-level approach. By stepping down from one program to the next, patients are able to gently transition out of treatment. Additionally, outpatient treatment is particularly appropriate for young adults and teenagers as it allows them to continue going to school. The following highlights the three main types of outpatient programming:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). PHPs take place in a medical or clinical setting and provide the most intensive level of outpatient care. Typically, this type of program requires patients to attend treatment for 5-8 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week. 
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Usually a step down from an inpatient program or a PHP, IOPs require patients to attend rehab anywhere from 9-20 hours a week. These hours are typically spread out over 3-5 days, with sessions lasting about 3 hours each. 
  • Standard Outpatient Program (OP). OPs are geared more towards getting patients ready to transition from treatment back into their new life of sobriety. These programs only require patients to attend for a couple of hours a week, 1-2 days a week.

Young Adult Rehab in Palm Springs, CA

There is no need to spend these pivotal years struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. It’s time to get treatment, so you can enjoy everything this world has to offer. We at Phoenix Rising Recovery, want to help you or your child get back on their feet. We offer specialized treatment so that you can receive personalized care amongst people your own age. To start your recovery journey, give us a call or visit our contact form today.