Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Young Adults
Young Adult Drug Addiction Treatment
SOBA New Jersey specializes in the mental health and addiction treatment of young adults. This program began as an addiction recovery program for college students. It has grown to help all young adults aged 18 to 25.
We’ve designed our young adult track to address the specific needs of adolescents. This program helps young adults overcome the problems they face with their addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Lasting sobriety and a life in recovery are more difficult for younger people to achieve and maintain. We’ve developed this track specifically to overcome that difficulty.
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Why Young Adults Get Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol
Consider the following from a National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS) study:
- 7.10 million 12- to 20-year-olds report drinking in the last 30 days.
- 11.72 million 18- to 25-year-olds report binge drinking in the last 30 days.
- 11.89 million 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last 30 days.
Why is that?
Young adults face various challenges as they navigate the in-between phase of being a teenager and adulthood. Starting college, getting a job, marrying, having children, and more get thrown at them at the speed of light. College students, and young adults from different walks of life, are introduced to drinking, drugs, and more as they enter the “adult world.”
Not every young adult follows the same path, but they often must figure out how to be an adult in a world that doesn’t prepare them for what’s there. Unfortunately, there isn’t always time to figure it out either, because life comes at everyone fast – sometimes faster than we can handle.
Why Young Adults Need Treatment Options for Them
Young adults face unique challenges that older adults do not. They’re at a unique time in their life when they’re trying to figure out who they want to be and how they want to get there. They need treatment options for alcoholism and drug addiction that speak to those wants and needs – not generic treatment options that “everybody” gets.
SOBA New Jersey understands that and provides an addiction treatment program catered towards young adults to help them truly know what they’re going through, what to do to move forward, and support them as they begin their recovery journey.
Courtesy Client Pick-Up Within 5 Hours of Our Rehab Centers
We provide free transportation services for clients within a 5-hour drive of our New Brunswick, NJ drug rehab facilities. This service is for individuals in need of drug or alcohol detox that are unable to find transportation to our facility. This service includes transportation from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Young Adult Drug Treatment Program
Clients in our New Jersey young adult rehab program receive customized treatment based on their specific needs and situation. Our young adult clients receive premier clinical care from our staff of experts. And we handle every client with the compassion and understanding that they deserve.
What sets our drug rehab for young adults apart from other facilities’ is our focused Case Management. Our Case Managers work diligently to get our young adult clients’ lives back on track. They help them address external aspects of life that are foundational to the recovery process. These include home life, legal issues, financial issues, education, 12-Step immersion, career guidance and more.
Each step taken along the treatment journey focuses on the goals of the client. Most often these goals include getting back into school, getting and holding a steady job, and discovering a new direction and purpose. This is what our young adult clients need and this is what we help them achieve.
Young Adults Are More Susceptible to Drug Use
Young adults tend to be more susceptible to drug abuse and addiction. Many people in their late teens and early twenties are still susceptible to the effects of peer pressure, which can sometimes lead to drug use. Also, young adults are more vulnerable to drug addiction because the brain is still developing. And they are often more susceptible than older adults to both risk-taking activities and reward-based behaviors. All these factors combine to result in greater susceptibility to addiction, putting young adults at greater risk.
Our Commitment To Education
Young adults struggling with addiction should not have to choose between receiving an education and receiving treatment. At SOBA New Jersey, treatment for drug addiction and co-occurring mental disorders does not serve as an interruption to education. Instead, we support ongoing education as a part of recovery, and we’re here to give our clients the structure and motivation they need to pursue it.
Our Educational Advisors and Case Managers are experts in working with young clients struggling with addiction. They work individually with our young adult clients, assessing their current educational status and creating educational goals. Case Managers discuss many factors that contribute to how a client can go about furthering their education. They review past coursework, financial status, career goals, and addiction treatment status.
We re-acclimate students whose addiction interrupted their education and introduce first-time students to the educational options they have in front of them. Once a client has decided they want to further their education, we work with them on every aspect of the process. This includes applying to colleges, writing essays, applying for financial aid, managing time, and much more.
Supporting Students in Recovery
Our program offers several groups throughout the week that are specific to students and their needs. We incorporate these groups into the addiction treatment for young adults. In these groups, clients learn about academic planning, syllabus management, and effective studying habits. We show our clients ways to efficiently structure and budget their time, lessening the stress filling a student’s life.
These groups also provide a space for clients to work with one another and share their experiences and suggestions. Most importantly, they provide a space for young adults to inspire one another to succeed.
Helping Young Adults in and near New Jersey Achieve a Sober and Successful Future
Our program’s structure provides a framework for young adults to overcome their addiction and mental health disorders while achieving new levels of maturity and self-sufficiency. We don’t just help our young adult clients live a sober life. We give them the tools, techniques, and understanding needed to build a more successful future.
College Students Face Challenges and Pressures, Too
Being a college student presents its own set of challenges, including peer pressure to drink and do drugs, all-night study sessions fueled by energy drinks and uppers to stay awake, and endless parties that bleed into the following day. You’re never prepared for college in many ways, especially if you go from living at home to living in a dorm room.
You’re meeting students going through the same things you are, coping with classes, extracurriculars, social lives, and more. Everybody copes differently. Some turn to drugs and alcohol to get by and deal with the stress of school and everything that comes with going to college.
Eventually, you become dependent on substances and develop an ongoing problem without even realizing it. This could jeopardize your education and future – you often don’t even see what it’s doing. Everybody else around you does.
According to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
- “The combined 2011 to 2014 NSDUH data indicate there was an annual average of about 9.0 million full-time college students aged 18 to 22 in the United States. According to NSDUH data, 9.9 percent of full-time college students aged 18 to 22 drank alcohol for the first time in the past year. Of the 9.0 million full-time college students in the United States, 6.0 percent used illicit drugs for the first time in the past year.”
- “Full-time college students who used alcohol in the past month drank an average of 4.1 drinks per day on the days on which they drank. Full-time college students who used alcohol in the past month drank on an average of 6.4 days per month.”
At times, you can feel lost and confused when struggling with addiction or mental health. Our team understands what you are going through and works with you to reclaim the life you deserve.