Young Adults

Sound Familiar?

  • Karrey, 23, traumatized by her parent’s alcoholism and now self-medicating her own anxiety and depression with alcohol
  • Roberto, 27, whose ADD/ADHD is making it very tough to hold onto his first promotion, apartment and car
  • Mikel, 32, who loves to party but is having trouble showing up at work on time and taking care of his wife and new son
  • Haley, 20, a Chatham High School honors grad now struggling socially and academically at Rutgers, abusing over-the-counter drugs and Adderall
  • Sofia, 26, who’s returning home to live after several inpatient rehab stays and arrests related to street drug addiction

 

Many people in their 20s and 30s just like you find themselves in these situations, challenged by conditions ranging from bipolar or manic-depressive disorder to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and abuse or addiction to alcohol, over-the-counter, prescription or street drugs.

You're not Alone.

Plenty of young adults face these problems. You CAN get a handle on your life again.

Your 20s and 30s are times of transition and upheaval. It’s not surprising that anxiety, depression and other mental health issues pop up. Or that alcohol and drug use can become a problem.

You’re transitioning from the family and friends you grew up with to independent living, and often the college environment, with a whole new set of stresses and challenges.

High school experiences — whether great or awful — probably weren’t anything like what you’re experiencing now.

And as you move to your 30s, new family and work stresses emerge that make alcohol and drug use even more difficult to get a handle on. Sometimes, partying that seemed perfectly fine a few years ago starts to interfere with more recent and important family or work priorities.

When that happens, it makes sense to reach out– so you can get on with the life you want.

We can help.

Did you know that people in their 20s and early 30s have different treatment needs from other adults? What works for you is unique.

That’s why, during your initial diagnostic assessment, we get to know you as an individual:

  • Your concerns about your life and relationships and what led you to this point in your life
  • Your medical and health status — for example, are you dealing with several challenges, like depression AND alcohol use
  • How you’ve already tried to improve your situation — what’s worked and what hasn’t
  • Your personal treatment goals…and beyond treatment, your hopes and dreams for your life

We then tailor a treatment plan specifically to you:

Most plans combine one or more of these treatment strategies:

  • Short-term group therapy or individual psychological counseling for stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns
  • Short-term or intensive outpatient treatment for alcohol or drug abuse, which combines weekly group meetings and one-on-one counseling for several months
  • Relapse prevention program, individual and group sessions that reinforce new skills and addresses new challenges before they turn into old problems
  • Access to 12-step meetings for those who find them helpful
  • Medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone or Vivitrol