Young Adult Male Program
At Caron we treat the whole individual - mentally, physically and spiritually. All of Caron’s programs are staffed by full-time professionals to ensure each patient receives an individualized treatment team, consisting of no less than a psychologist, addiction counselor, medical staff and pastoral care counselors. Patients partake in individual and group therapy, therapeutic activities, daily lectures and continue care planning. With these tools, each and every individual who comes to Caron for treatment is given the tools to help form a solid foundation for a life of recovery.
Caron recognizes the specialized needs of young men, particularly between the ages of 20-25, and the importance of addressing their issues in a safe and therapeutic environment. Developmentally, this population struggles to establish their own identity. This can occur as a result of "feeling caught" between adolescence and adulthood in terms of development and lack of individuation.
Caron's Young Adult Male Program is available within a self-contained unit. Through assessments, therapy, education, and peer support groups, the program is able to meet the needs of each patient. Young men learn that behavior change is possible by giving them the skills, the environment and the support to make those changes, which will support their growth, development and recovery.
Each young man needs to feel understood. This is accomplished through relationships with both peers and staff in a consistent, structured manner. During a typical one-month stay young men will participate in specialized programming, which includes:
- Psycho-educational lectures
Process groups - patients participate in groups that address issues related to:
- Cross addiction
- Entitlement and narcissism
- Addiction as a disease
- Anger management
- Community activities/building
- Exposure to internal and external 12-Step meeting on a daily basis
- Family Treatment Program
After a primary treatment stay, an appropriate referral to a young man’s next level of care is made. Some young men may be recommended to continue their treatment within Caron’s continuum in Extended Care either on our main campus in Wernersville, PA or at Caron Renaissance in Boca Raton, FL.
Extended care, like primary treatment is gender-separate and gender-specific, with a goal to facilitate a gradual re-integration back into a patient’s family, social and work environment. Young men participate in therapeutic programming, centered around the 12-Steps, group and individual counseling sessions, as well as family sessions.
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* Caron's entire young adult continuum of care is smoke-free. Statistics show that a person who is chemically dependent has a better chance at long-term recovery if they stop smoking. Patients who enter treatment addicted to nicotine will receive nicotine replacement therapy as part of Caron's tobacco cessation program.