Multidisciplinary Treatment Team and Individual Care
Each young adult patient at Caron is assigned a multidisciplinary treatment team, made up of experienced, dedicated professionals such as:
- Licensed psychologists and psychiatrists
- Certified and master-level addiction counselors
- American Board of Addiction Medicine –certified medical doctors
- Certified nutritionists
- Health and wellness experts
- Spiritual leaders
The team will talk and work extensively with the patient and their family and perform several different evaluations, then design an individual treatment plan based on substance abuse history, and other factors, including any co-occurring addictions, disorders or other problems. The team collaborates daily to ensure that every young adult is progressing as they should in treatment. Learn more about evaluations and treatment plans.
For our work with young adults, it's important that caregivers and counselors can relate to patients. It's critical to understand the role of peer involvement and the immense changes people in this age group are going through. We treat young adults separately from adults, and from teenagers, for good reason, and our staff is well-versed in the unique concerns, trends, and tendencies of this particular age group.
Getting Substances Out of the System
A physician or nurse practitioner will provide a basic medical assessment for each teen entering treatment at Caron. This allows the medical team to assess the health of the patient and determine whether or not medical detoxification (detox) is necessary. The medical assessment includes blood and urine screenings, analysis of a young adult's medical history, addiction assessments, and HIV and STD testing, if applicable. As the same time, the medical staff will also assess the need for adjunctive medications, such as anti-craving medications. Significant medical issues are addressed and considered in a patient's individualized treatment plan.