Young Adults

We specialize in helping Young and Mid-Life adults reach sobriety.
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    Why Choose Excel?

    Helping Young Adults Recover

    Facing the challenges of addiction can seem daunting, especially for young adults in New Jersey, where substance use disorders (SUDs) have become increasingly prevalent. If you are a young adult struggling with addiction or have a loved one with these issues, you’re not alone. With limited resources and inadequate education on substance abuse, many young adults fall into the gaps of a system primarily designed for older populations. Excel Treatment aims to bridge this gap and provide accessible treatment specially designed with the needs of young adults in mind. 

    Understanding that your journey is unique, young adult addiction treatment at Excel Treatment is tailored to encompass a range of evidence-based approaches including psychosocial support, pharmacologic treatments, and harm reduction strategies. Within the Garden State, options such as residential programs for young adults with depression and drug rehab for young adults are carefully designed to foster recovery in the least restrictive environments.

    How Addiction Affects Young People

    Young Adults & Addiction

    For a sustainable recovery, it’s vital for young adults to voluntarily choose treatment paths that resonate with their personal goals. Specialized care, including various mental health retreats for young adults, and comprehensive outpatient services can substantially decrease the need for hospitalization and emergency room visits. Inclusive care that constantly engages with you, even through relapse periods, not only reflects the importance of patient-centered approaches but also highlights an unwavering commitment to your success.

    Excel Treatment Center provides quality treatment and services for young adults with substance abuse disorders and works closely with each client to ensure programs are aligned with their experience and goals for recovery. With support every step of the way, Excel is proud to guide individuals in New Jersey seeking sobriety through every phase of the journey. 


    Our Treatment Options

    Withdrawal Management

    We offer a variety of options for those in need of medically-supervised withdrawal management including inpatient detox.

    Inpatient Rehab

    If you are looking for an inpatient rehab in New Jersey, Excel Treatment Center can help with our trusted options.

    Partial Hospitalization

    Our partial hospitalization program in New Jersey offers you the best parts of inpatient treatment without the stay.

    Intensive Outpatient

    The IOP program in New Jersey at Excel provides flexibility and accessibility when seeking treatment.


    Our outpatient rehab in New Jersey is here to help you on your journey to long-term recovery from addiction.

    Aftercare & Alumni

    From lifetime aftercare to our monthly alumni events, once you are a part of our family, we are with you for life.

    Addiction & Young Adults

    How Addiction Impacts Young Adults in NJ

    In New Jersey, the escalation of young adult alcoholism and drug use is of particular concern, often rooted in experiences dating back to middle and high school. Peers can have a significant influence, and unsurprisingly, peer pressure stands out as a catalyst for substance experimentation and subsequent misuse. The stakes for treatment accessibility in New Jersey are high, considering that a staggering 11.72 million young adults nationwide engage in binge drinking, while New Jersey specifically displays alarming rates of both alcohol (4.2%) and opioid (0.9%) use disorders among its residents.

    The misuse of benzodiazepines, commonly accessed to soothe anxiety or sleep troubles, and the surge in opioid usage among young adults have marked consequences. Opioids alone have seen a 500% increase in overdose deaths since 1999 for the 15- to 24-year-old demographic. This age range is highly susceptible to addiction behaviors which can have long-term effects on physical well-being, mental health, and general lifestyle. That’s why substance abuse treatment at Excel Treatment in New Jersey provides both dual diagnosis and extensive drug addiction programs for young adults to address not just the addiction, but also the underlying causes. 

    New Jersey’s geographic location and the presence of extensive distribution networks have intensified the availability of illicit drugs, contributing to the state’s substance misuse predicament. This has created a combination of mental health and addiction issues, both of which require professional care. Excel Treatment Centers can provide services for dual diagnosis, and address mental health concerns along with addiction-focused programs for an effective, holistic approach to recovery.


    Stories of Hope

    For over a decade, Excel Treatment Center has been helping those struggling with substance abuse on their path to long-term healing. Don't take our word for it. Check out our client testimonials.

    Excel treatment has changed my life! The staff starting from the intake process, to all the clinicians are amazing! I really enjoy that. Most of the staff are in recovery and relate to me I have been shown so much support, understanding, and accommodation above and beyond!

    Shannon R.


    We Work With Most Insurance

    We work with many insurance providers in the U.S. to help you minimize out of pocket expenses and get better faster. Please call us today to find out more.

    Dual-Diagnosis Treatment for Young Adults

    Co-Occurring Disorders & Young Adults

    Navigating the complexities of addiction can be intensified when accompanied by co-occurring disorders. These dual diagnoses present a unique set of challenges within young adult addiction treatment. However, those seeking treatment for a dual diagnosis should understand that up to 45% of young adults with mental health disorders also contend with substance use disorders (SUDs). The interplay between mental health ailments such as anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and SUDs is more common than you might think.

    Identifying the root cause of co-occurring disorders can pose a significant challenge in your recovery process. For instance, it might be difficult to discern whether a mental health condition led you to rely on substances as coping mechanisms, or conversely, whether the substance use opened the door to mental health struggles. Risk factors play a pivotal role, too; if issues like undiagnosed ADHD or anxiety unknowingly lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, this may spiral into a dual-diagnosis situation. Similarly, ongoing substance use can gradually lead to the emergence of a mental health disorder.

    Excel Treatment Center has a team of highly experienced mental health and addiction professionals, who can work closely with clients to address both conditions. Regardless of which condition originated first, treating both at the same time is necessary for a successful recovery, as each can still impact the other. Individuals struggling with co-occurring conditions in New Jersey can find solace in Excel Treatment Center’s programs, as they provide long and short-term program options with comprehensive treatment, holistic services, and continuing care programs. 

    How Does It Work?

    We know that most people are unfamiliar with how the rehabilitation process works. This is completely normal – our application process is designed to be as simple as possible. Our caring staff will provide all of the guidance you or your loved one needs to make the journey into recovery as streamlined as possible.

    What Do We Treat?

    We specialize in offering treatment to younger adults and adults in mid-life. At the Excel Center, we believe that recovery is possible for anyone, no matter what age or background. However, different groups of people face different challenges. As such, we make sure that the treatments we offer are varied and meet each of our clients’ exact needs. We consider the different life experiences, pressures, and histories of everyone who seeks help from us.

    What to Expect at our program

    Our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program in New Jersey

    As individuals explore drug rehab options for young adults in New Jersey or consider mental health programs for young adults, look for programs that advocate for an integrated care model. These programs span a comprehensive mix of services and should address all aspects of addiction and mental health struggles. Some services to anticipate at Excel Treatment’s young adult programs include:

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    CBT is a fundamental component of treatment, focusing on reshaping negative thinking patterns. By identifying and challenging irrational thoughts, individuals can develop healthier perspectives and coping mechanisms.

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

    DBT offers strategies for regulating emotions, equipping young adults with tools to manage intense feelings and interpersonal conflicts effectively. 

    Medicated Assisted Treatment

    Medication-assisted treatment provides additional support by addressing severe symptoms, including withdrawal and cravings, or severe mental health symptoms, through the prescription of appropriate medications under psychiatric supervision.

    Family Therapy

    Family therapy plays a vital role in treatment, involving loved ones in the recovery process and building a supportive environment. Through family therapy sessions, underlying family dynamics can be addressed, communication skills improved, and a network of support established to ensure long-term wellness.

    Additional Services

    Treatments like Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are employed to improve resilience and commitment to personal values as part of the recovery journey. Avenues like dual diagnosis programs, essential components of substance abuse treatment, are intricately designed to ensure the concurrent management of mental health disorders and SUDs, thereby avoiding the exacerbation of either condition.

    Treatment services for young adults combine therapeutic modalities such as CBT and DBT with medication-assisted treatment and family therapy to address mental health challenges comprehensively. These services, offered in Excel Treatment Center’s various programs,  provide essential support and resources to promote recovery and improve the overall quality of life for young adults.

    Why You Need A Young Adult Drug Rehab in NJ

    Benefits of Specialized Addiction Treatment for Young Adults

    With the decision to seek young adult addiction treatment, you’re taking a fundamental step towards a healthier, more fulfilling future. Specialized treatment programs, specifically designed for you and your peers, address the unique challenges faced by those in your age group. Excel Treatment’s facilities and staff are understanding of the nuanced difficulties of youth culture and the social pressures you encounter daily, so we curate environments and treatments to help you overcome addiction effectively.

    We work to ensure ur specialized addiction treatment for young adults is transformative with:

    Personalized Care

    Our programs are sensitive to the fact that each person’s journey is distinct. Considering everything from substance type to your personal history with addiction, treatments are tailored to your needs. Whether it’s dealing with co-occurring mental health issues, the stressors that come with  life transitions, or particular social struggles, the care you receive is as individual as you are.

    Diverse Treatment Options

    Rest assured, our programs are well-equipped with a variety of treatment modalities, allowing you the freedom to discover what works best for you. Our services include behaivoral therapies including CBT, DBT, and ACT which are critical to modifying negative thought patterns that lead to addiction behaviors. We also provide medically assisted treatment (MAT) to safely manage withdrawal symptoms. Innovative practices like art or trauma therapy, offer alternative avenues for expression and healing.

    Comprehensive Support for Co-Occurring Disorders

    If you’re struggling with dual diagnosis, our programs integrate treatments for both your mental health and substance use disorders, ensuring that both are addressed simultaneously to reduce the risk of relapse and promote overall well-being.

    Catering to Specific Populations

    Specialized programs acknowledge the importance of identity and community, offering supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, gender-specific groups, and other demographics that may face additional barriers in typical rehab settings.

    Age Specific Programming

    Our young adult-specific programs understand that the substances and triggers you face may differ from those of older populations. They’re equipped to help you manage the stresses that are unique to your generational experiences, with data-driven approaches showing an increase in success rates compared to non-age-specific therapies.

    Family Involvement

    Integrating your family into the therapy process can greatly enhance your support system, reinforcing that your battle with addiction doesn’t have to be a solitary one. By engaging with drug addiction programs for young adults, participating in mental health retreats for young adults, or residing in residential programs for young adults with depression, you’re not only investing in immediate sobriety but also planting the seeds for long-term wellness and recovery success.

    Early intervention is key, and the sooner you align with a young adult addiction treatment program, the better your prospects for long-term sobriety and mental health stability become. Embrace the specialized care that’s waiting for you at Excel Treatment and take the decisive step towards reclaiming your life from addiction.

    Top-Rated Young Adult Treatment Program

    Begin Your Healing Journey with Excel Treatment, New Jersey

    Excel’s tailored approach to addiction treatment for young adults in New Jersey offers a beacon of hope to young people struggling with the challenges of substance use disorders. We empower young adults on their path to sobriety with knowledge and resources specific to their needs. Not only do these treatments stand to improve individual lives, but they also contribute to healthier communities across New Jersey. Through continued advocacy for quality care and the embracement of available support, those affected can take significant strides towards recovery, and build the foundation for a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.

    Frequently Asked Questuions

    As you navigate your options for young adult addiction treatment in New Jersey, you might come across a variety of questions. Here, we address some of the most frequently asked questions to help you on your journey to recovery.

    What Services are Available?

    Young adults like you seeking substance abuse treatment in New Jersey have a range of services at their disposal. Excel Treatment Center is equipped to tackle various substance use disorders—from alcoholism and opioid addiction to dealing with cocaine, benzo, and heroin use. Our centers incorporate personalized treatment plans, catering specifically to young adult mental health, offering support in your journey to sobriety.

    What are the Pre-Admission Considerations?

    When preparing for admission to a drug rehab for young adults or a mental health retreat for young adults, it’s essential to arrange for transportation, as driving yourself to treatment is not recommended. It’s also advisable to manage any pending court matters beforehand, ensuring that you can fully focus on your treatment without external pressures.Lastly, ensure you understand the length and duration of your treatment program so you plan your personal matters for your temporary leave.

    What are the Types of Rehab Programs?

    The availability of young adult rehab programs in New Jersey is broad, ranging from inpatient and outpatient rehab—including Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and Outpatient Programs (OP)—to sober living homes and 12-Step meetings. Each type of program offers different levels of support and structure to fit your unique recovery needs.

    Does Insurance Cover Treatment?

    In New Jersey, both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs are generally covered by insurance. This means that you can receive the necessary treatment without bearing the full financial burden, though it’s important to verify the extent of coverage with your insurance provider. Those without insurance can work with Excel Treatment’s admission team to come up with a payment plan.


    How to Find the Right Rehab Center?

    Connect with an addiction specialist to discuss your specific situation and preferences. Their expertise will guide you in selecting a young adult rehab center that aligns well with your recovery goals and offers the right blend of therapies and support.

    Remember, the goal of young adult addiction treatment is to support you holistically on your journey to recovery. With the right information and resources, especially those tailored to young adult mental health, you can make informed decisions that lead to a healthy, substance-free life.