We recognize that young adults struggling with substance abuse have unique issues related to peer group, educational and vocational goals, and family relationships. This is why YES developed a program with the specific needs of this age group in mind, specifically for young adults between the ages of 18-25. Clients undergo individual counseling along with specialized groups consisting of individuals solely within that age range.
YES engages young adults with the understanding that not everyone enters treatment with the same readiness or fully accepting the many changes that need to occur with the goal of long term recovery. With this in mind, our program assists the young adult in identifying what stage of change/recovery he or she is entering treatment at in order to develop realistic and attainable treatment goals. Creating a safe and supportive environment fosters the therapeutic relationship, builds internal motivators and ultimately allows for better long term treatment outcomes. With the assistance of guest speakers, the young adults in our program are exposed to other young adults/adults who have achieved sobriety and reached their potential with the support of treatment and the young adult/adult self-help community.
The following groups are generally assigned to those in the program:
Young Adult Psycho-Educational Series