Substance Abuse & Mental Health Treatment For
Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects adults and young adults, even teenagers. However, addiction affects adults differently than young adults. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, adult drug rehab or rehab for young adults can help guide them toward a better path.
Statistics of Addiction
Addiction is prevalent in all ages. For adults and young adults, addiction takes many forms.
- 9.5 million adults over the age of 18 have a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder. This represents nearly 4% of the population.
- Drug abuse and addiction affect over 20 million Americans over the age of 12.
- The most commonly abused substance among adults in the United States are marijuana and prescription medications.
- 20.6% of adults over the age of 18 have a mental illness.
- 8.5% of young adults with a mental disorder are more likely to binge drink compared to their counterparts.
- 3.2 million adults have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
- 49.4% of adults and 36.7% of young adults with substance abuse issues and addiction have used illegal drugs in 2018 alone.
- One out of every three adults who suffer from addiction and mental health problems do not get any treatment at all.
How Addiction Affects
Adults vs Young Adults
Addiction affects adults and young adults differently.
Different environments can lead to varying levels of addiction. A young adult in a college setting is more likely to use illegal drugs and participate in binge drinking socially and frequently. In contrast, adults are more likely to abuse prescription drugs either given to themselves or to a family member in order to deal with the pressures and responsibilities of work and family.
Young adults and older adults have different changes to the brain based on addiction. However, for young adults, their brain is still developing, which means the consequences of these neurological changes can be even more devastating and take longer, more comprehensive treatments to undo.
Statistics indicate that young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to use illegal drugs and accidentally overdose either from illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or binge drinking.
What remains the same is the fact that treatment has to be personalized to each individual based on their needs, most of which are determined by age. Treatment options will be different for an adult versus a young adult. Specializing treatment based on age offers the highest likelihood of long-term recovery.
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Our Drug Rehab
for Adults and Young Adults
Our adult drug rehab and rehab for young adults have varied approaches based on the needs of individuals.
Treatment for Adults
Treatment for adults specifically for addiction comes down to the severity of that addiction. At our facility, we evaluate each patient to figure out the degree to which their addiction has impacted their lives.
One patient might be using prescription medication more than she should, and at this point, she has developed a dependence on it, so she needs even more to get the same impact. She is spending less time with her friends and family, and despite the consequences, she is still engaging in dangerous behavior.
Another patient might be addicted to the same prescription medication. In addition to using more than he should and developing a dependence on it, he is starting to have relationship issues. After all, he is neglecting his work and home responsibilities because he is often under the influence or trying to find more drugs. He is starting to have physical problems, showing signs of withdrawal, and is spending no time on hobbies.
Looking at both patients, one might be considered a mild addiction while the other is a severe addiction. This plays a significant role in the recommended type of treatment and the length of the program recommended.
At MCR, we develop personalized treatment programs based on individual needs, including your readiness to change your current behavior and your risk of relapse. The treatment we recommend for someone who has relapsed multiple times in the past and failed to complete shorter outpatient programs might differ from someone else.
We offer a range of partial-day intensive outpatient programs and regular outpatient treatment. Intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization is better for adults with moderate relapse risk or special needs, whereas outpatient treatment is better for those with low relapse risk.
A big part of ongoing support is establishing a solid foundation from which to overcome and avoid addiction in the future. With MCR, this means a combination of traditional therapy like family therapy or CBT with holistic treatments like yoga, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.
We want you to live your best life and achieving that goal means preventing relapses as much as possible. Ongoing outpatient programs are designed to give you the tools to handle stressors or negative situations and overcome your cravings and healthier fashions rather than giving in.
Treatment for Young Adults
At our facility, we customize treatment for young adults in much the same fashion. Addiction for young adults might be identified as a tolerance, where a young adult has taken a substance to such a degree that their body has developed a tolerance to it compared to addiction that has resulted in ongoing risky behavior or severe withdrawal symptoms.
At our facility, we cultivate a supportive environment for young adults to gain the education they need to understand what led to their addiction, what triggers are factors in their environment that might exacerbate addiction, and how to overcome those cravings with more positive behavior.
The severity of addiction in young adults will play a significant role in determining which treatment is best. Young adults who live in a stable environment are less likely to require inpatient or residential care and are more likely to enjoy success and recovery using intensive outpatient treatment or standard outpatient treatment. This is particularly true if they live in an area with supportive friends and family members who can monitor them and provide assistance. Where family members are concerned, young adult treatment might include family therapy, so the family members and close friends can learn more about the addiction, what led to it, how to communicate emotions in a healthy manner, and how to be supportive down the line.
Just the same as with adults, our drug rehab for young adults focuses on preventing relapse. Young adults are more likely to relapse because of peer pressure and social situations compared to adults who are more likely to relapse because of negative emotional triggers or stress. That is why we offer a range of ongoing treatment options that include evidence-based practice like family therapy or group therapy as well as 12 step programs which can be integrated with holistic treatment like emotional intelligence education, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga.
taking the first step
is all you need to begin healing from suffering.
“Recovery is possible when denial is replaced by willingness.”
– Eric Moore, COO
Adults vs Young Adults
Team Can Help
At Multi Concept Recovery, our experienced team can help you through adult rehab or drug rehab for young adults. We work with you during your initial evaluation to create a unique and customized program with your involvement. You are more likely to succeed when you play a critical role in choosing the treatment and therapies in your program. We believe that our experienced team can help you the most if you undergo an addiction treatment program that has the evidence-based therapies and holistic therapies you are most comfortable with. A broad range of ongoing therapies can give you the life skills and social skills to overcome addiction no matter your age and to start living a more rewarding and fulfilling life.