As a world-class integrated behavioral health treatment center, we treat all physical and psychological conditions simultaneously, which is essential for lasting transformation. We combine 12-Step principles with proven therapies that address all aspects of optimal wellness.
Our inpatient treatment for young adults is individualized; meeting each person where they are at in life. While each young adult’s treatment program is unique based on their specific needs, there are several components to treatment that are mainstays:
- individual, group, and family programming and education
- educational lectures
- therapeutic activities, including physical activity and creative work
- continuing care planning
Get an idea of a typical day in treatment.
Transitioning to Independence
The time between high school and full-blown adulthood is a period of building independence. Young adults often move out of their parents’ home and learn to live on their own, from paying bills and buying groceries to developing more adult relationships.
At Caron, we work to help patients continue to build independence through recovery. We help young adults separate from their families in a healthy way, maintaining support systems but developing self-reliance. This is a process for both the young adult, who must stop depending upon their parents, and also for families, who must stop caretaking and allow the child to succeed on their own. Caron’s therapeutic approach and education helps build the tools both groups need to make this work.
Family Education and Treatment
Even as young adults work to develop independence, family support, education and treatment is critical. At Caron, we believe the patient is the family and the family is the patient. Parents and family members are part of the treatment process; we immerse them into the full treatment experience. Family programming is individually designed to help family members and their loved ones break the cycle of addiction, heal the past, and embrace the family recovery process. Learn more about our Family Support and Treatment.
Peer Counseling and Education
In peer counseling groups, young men and young women learn to help each other and develop a positive peer culture. We often ask young adults to step out of their comfort zone to learn new strategies of peer support. Relying on one another and working together helps young adults bond and form strong, healthy relationships with their peers.
Hearing from peers who are successful in their recovery is a critical element. As part of our Young Adult Recovery Network, Caron offers a monthly speaker program in which a young adult in recovery addresses current patients.
College Bound Program™
Our focus is on the future, and for young adults, that often means starting or continuing an advanced education program. Our Florida Renaissance Treatment Center offers a comprehensive program designed to help patients enter or return to college, university, or vocational school. Learn about the program.
Caron offers a wilderness therapy component that incorporates backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities. Available for an additional fee through Dr. George Bright, M.D., at Blackwater Outdoor Experiences, the program includes:
- 22-day challenging, year-round courses
- 1:3 staff to student ratio
- intensive family component