Young Adult Track
“My counselor had a way about him that allowed men to speak freely
about themselves and their deepest and darkest secrets.
He brought the most out of me in the short time I was with him,
and I will be eternally grateful for him opening my eyes.”
The Young Adult Track (YAT) is designed to meet the unique treatment needs of young female and male adults ages 18-25, who are financially dependent upon their parents or other family members. The minimum length of stay is 90 days and the recommended length of stay is 120 days.
Chemically dependent young adult patients at the Betty Ford Center receive enhanced treatment activities to meet their unique development and gender needs. Research on brain development has indicated that the young adult brain continues development until approximately age 25 and younger adults have a need for engaging in activities with a perceived risk and simultaneously have a decreased ability to control impulses when compared to adults older than 25. Young adults need increased staff supervision and monitoring for their daily structured living in addition to those offered in traditional adult treatment. Young Adults suffering from addiction often experience issues of delayed development. Providing enhanced treatment activities focused on developmental needs and needs due to differences in gender results in increased engagement from the patient during treatment and, therefore, success post treatment in recovery.
The Focus Is More than Just Starting a Sober Lifestyle
Like regular adult CD treatment young adult patients focus on chemical dependency recovery and development of independent sober living skills; including goals such as: identification of plans for productivity and living self sufficiently. Self sufficient living is identified as financial independence, productivity towards career/educational goals, working and/or volunteering. To that end, family recovery and involvement of parents is necessary and encouraged through multiple avenues throughout treatment.
Young Adult Needs Vary by Gender
Increased supervision, living structure and treatment activities are specifically designed to meet the needs of the young adult patient. While the young adult males transition into Residential Day Treatment at approximately day 30, our young adult females may remain at the Inpatient level of care for up to 60 days. The extension of inpatient treatment for females is based on research and our experience, substantiating that a high percentage of female addicts suffer significant trauma and loss. Therefore, each young adult female is assessed for trauma, and continued length of stay in Inpatient may be recommended on a case-by-case basis to allow female young adults to participate in the Trauma and Addiction workshop prior to their transition into Residential Day Treatment.
Length of Stay
|Young Adult Track(age 18–25)||90 days – 120 days||$61,0001,2 – $70,0001,2|
1 Includes all immediate family members attending the Family Program, and children ages 7-12 attending the Children's Program.
2 Medically supervised detoxification is included; patient may remain in stabilization hall during this period. $5,000 of the required program cost is non-refundable. Actual charges will vary depending on length of stay. Pricing is all inclusive with the exception of medications and/or special services.Prices subject to change.
Help is available. So is hope.
Call our Admissions Counselors and allow our team to discuss options and walk you through the process.