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Addiction Treatment for Young Adults

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Addiction Treatment for YOUNG ADULTS

We Help Young Adults Achieve Long-Term Recovery

At GateHouse, our drug and alcohol rehab program for young adults includes promoting personal responsibility, accountability and unique therapies tailored to adults from 18 to 30 years old. Addiction treatment for young adults is different from adult rehab, because unlike older addicts, young adults often feel they are invulnerable and don’t have an addiction problem. Young adults are less likely to have developed long-term relationships or careers that might encourage them to seek addiction treatment.

Addiction Treatment for Young Adults

The GateHouse Approach to Addiction Treatment for Young Adults

GateHouse believes family involvement is a vital part of addiction treatment for young adults. Our focus is on the emotional and developmental needs of young adults as they work through recovery. We also teach essential real-world skills with an emphasis on decision making, consequences and goal setting.

Whether it’s completing their education, establishing connections with people or choosing a career path, GateHouse’s addiction treatment for young adults is tailored to the individual’s needs.

Finally, GateHouse has experienced tremendous success with our widely respected evidence-based treatment format, employing therapies like these:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Brain & Body Trauma Assessment & Plan
  • Somatic Symptom Assessment & Plan
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Nutritional Assessment & Plan
  • Weekly Physical Activities
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Components of Addiction Treatment

Age-Specific Care—GateHouse staff assesses where our clients are developmentally, and creates a treatment program based on their developmental needs.

Individualized Treatment—After undergoing a comprehensive assessment, the clinical staff develops an individualized addiction treatment program to meet the needs of each client.

Family Program—Anyone close to a struggling loved one can also sense the impact of addiction. Educating family members and friends about addiction allows the healing to happen together.

Commitment to Change—Developing a sustainable system of values and beliefs is the initial step in providing a base for this change. The client must work with family members and the GateHouse team to develop and maintain these values.

Developing Life Skills—GateHouse teaches the coping skills necessary to help individuals overcome barriers so they can continue on the road to defining their own identity.

Reclaiming Values—Gatehouse helps clients rediscover and restore values they have discarded by teaching the importance of personal responsibility and accountability.

Reestablishing Lost Relationships—Establishing healthy relationships in a safe, sober community is vital to the individual’s commitment to change and long-term sobriety.

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Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and sometimes fatal disease.

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The Disease Of Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, often-relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive use of mind or mood-altering substances, despite harmful consequences to the individual and those around them.

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How We Treat Addiction

We recognize addiction as a disease that mentally, physically and emotionally changes the individual and we develop treatment plans customized for each client.

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Signs & Symptoms

When you realize that you or a loved one needs help, it is crucial to act fast. The disease of addiction is a disease that takes lives. There are addiction symptoms that you can identify.

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According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, over 90 percent of interventions succeed in getting the person to treatment. If you’re interested in our addiction treatment for young adults, we can help determine if an intervention is necessary.

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How It Works

Interventions allow families to take a proactive stance. They help you reach out to the person who needs help.

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When Is It Necessary?

Interventions aren’t the first step in helping an addict. There are specific situations where an intervention by a trained professional should be considered.

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Intervention Letters

Intervention letters play a crucial role in an intervention. This is a structured way for you to structure your thoughts to be clearly presented to your loved one.

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Levels of Care

Our treatments are designed to meet the unique needs of each client.

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Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Clients will spend six hours per day, six days a week in a mixture of group and individual counseling sessions. After a full day of therapy, clients are transported to our houses with 24-hour staff presence and supervision.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is designed to transition the client from Residential or PHP treatment back into the community. The client will undergo intensive group and individual therapy, case management, and family therapy sessions.

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Outpatient Program (OP)

At this point, residents should have steady employment, attend meetings, work a 12-step program with a sponsor, participate in weekly one-on-one sessions and attend two groups each week.

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Addiction Treatment for Young Adults: Parents and Family

At GateHouse, addiction treatment for young adults includes a strong family program. For young adults, it’s more common that a family member has led them to drug or alcohol rehab. Our goal is to build or re-establish a healthy family support system that will be a foundation for long-term recovery.

Our Clients Say It Best

Matthew O.

Matthew O.

GateHouse Alumnus

Two years ago my life was completely different from where I am at now. I started practicing what I learned at GateHouse and now my life is amazing.
Adam L.

Adam L.

GateHouse Alumnus

I needed structure, someone to hold me accountable and I had much to learn about how to live life on life's terms. I found this at GateHouse.
Nate S

Nate S

GateHouse Alumnus

Having hope for the future and being able to appreciate this wonderful experience that we call life—I couldn't have done it without GateHouse.

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Initial Call

The first step is your decision to call. Our team will listen, evaluate and make every effort to assist you.



Next, we will evaluate your situation, gather medical information, and discuss payment options.



At the conclusion of your call, we will provide you with a clear plan of action and admission date.