Seeking Treatment for Young Adults

Seeking Treatment for Young Adults

Updated: Sep 3, 2019




Addiction among young adults continues to rise and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Those who seek addiction treatment mostly have complex disorders. To be able to provide the best-suited level of treatment, it must start with determining and comprehending the problem of each person. A rehab & treatment facility for young adults will first gather information before recommending a specific treatment. This is to make sure that they have complete grasp of the different situations for each individual.


What substance(s), including alcohol, is the individual abusing?


What is the frequency and quantity of use?


Has the individual ever been diagnosed with a mental health disorder?


Coming to a decision

Making up one’s mind to get help with an addiction can be very difficult especially for college aged adults. Alcohol and drugs are easily obtained and are very much seen within the college aged social circles. These young adults often ignore the consequences of drug addiction. Fear and social pressure keeps these young adults from coming forward and getting the treatment they very much need. On the other hand, once the individual has finally come to terms with one’s self and accepted that they need help, getting the proper treatment is very important to long-term success.


Rallying your support group

Having a full and solid support from one’s family is a huge and momentous asset in the decision to get treatment in a young adult rehab facility. Judgement and criticisms from parents and family, makes it much harder for a young adult to come forward, be honest and be open to seeking treatment. Drug abuse is a mental health condition that can be treated and not just a behavioral problem. Individuals who undergo treatment will also be dealing with huge changes in their everyday lives and the positive support from family and loved ones will bring moral boost and contribute to the individual’s success. Encouragement plays a very important role while seeking new, healthy friendships and ongoing aftercare.


Choosing a treatment provider

Once an individual is ready to get help from a young adult rehab program, choosing the best rehab facility can be very daunting. Below are some questions you would need to consider and ask when interviewing prospective programs:


What levels of care does the program offer?

Is medical detoxification offered as part of treatment?

What is the patient-to-counselor ratio?

Does the program offer an individualized addiction treatment plan?

Does the program address a full range of needs to help the individual including medical, psychological, spiritual, social, and health and wellness issues?

What kind of family programs are available?

What is the environment at the facility like?

Is there ongoing support after leaving treatment?

Does the program work with health insurance companies?


What to expect at a Young Adult Rehab

Depending on individual’s condition, an initial recommendation can vary from weekly general outpatient, inpatient detox or rehabilitation. Under the care of the treatment provider, there is a full drug and alcohol assessment together with psychological evaluation which will be performed to develop a treatment plan. An after care plan will also be established by the clinical staff as the individual progresses with the treatment. The positive support from parents and loved ones is very helpful to the after care plans and long-term success.

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Toll Free: 1-866-727-6339

1316 SE 12th Avenue 

Portland, OR 97214

info@blvdtreatmentcenters.com

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