Young Adult Rehab

Here at CNV Detox, our staff provides age-specific rehab, like rehab for young adults, to appeal to different kinds of patients. This, in turn, allows our staff to develop each plan specifically to the needs of the patient. We aim to reach the young adult spectrum so they can develop healthier lifestyles for the future.

Why Are Age-Specific Rehab Programs Important?

Age-specific rehab is important because every age bracket has different needs. Young adults tend to gravitate towards experiences that they feel most connected with. Because of this, CNV Detox has created a treatment plan just for this age group.

What Makes Young Adults Different Than Other Age Brackets?

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Young adults are classified as individuals between the age of 16 and 25. This age bracket is extremely unique compared to others. Between these ages, the brain has still not fully developed. Although most individuals this age are given adult-like responsibilities, they are still in the developmental stages of life.

Many individuals this age are leaving their parent’s houses, getting jobs, obtaining a higher level of education, and developing long-term romantic partners for the first time. Most of these situations cause a lot of different emotions and stressors to arise. Because of this, someone at this age may turn to substances to cope with their situation.

How We Differentiate Treatment for Young Adults

We differentiate treatment by focusing more on the long-term goals of each patient. The decisions that these individuals develop at this age are crucial for the path they take for the rest of their lives. Our staff realizes that the sooner we help break unhealthy habits, the better off each of these patient’s lives will be. 

What Factors Cause Addiction Disorders to Develop in Young Adults?

There are many factors that contribute to the development of addiction disorders in young adults. At CNV Detox, we try to identify which ones have influenced each patient the most. This aids in the creation of the treatment plans for each of our younger patients. 

Experimenting with Peers

The people we hang out with, as well as the environment we live in, influence us immensely. Our younger clients face more tempting situations on a day-to-day basis. This can really impact their decisions, feelings, and thoughts. Younger clients may experiment with substances because they are uneducated on the effects it can have on their bodies. This, in turn, can lead to a serious case of substance use.

Help Enhancing Their Performance

Whether it’s in school, in sports, or among siblings, younger clients typically seek to be the best at what they’re doing. They may come to a roadblock every once in a while that frustrates them. This can lead them to turn to illicit drugs to enhance their performance and increase the likelihood of success.

Escape Reality

As a young adult, most situations you are put into are out of your control. This can include situations at home and within social settings. Because of this, young adults may lean on drugs and alcohol to help them escape reality for a little while. When they’re under the influence they don’t have to be aware of what’s going on around them. 

Past Trauma

Trauma at a young age can cause a lot of different disorders to arise later on. Some types of trauma that can affect individuals include sexual, physical, and emotional. This can lead to disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression to develop. With this, young adults can use substances to help numb the pain of their past.


Genetics play a large role in the type of personality we have, as well as the choices we make. Your genes can also determine how likely you are to develop different types of disorders. One of these types of disorders including substance abuse disorders. If there is a history of substance use disorder within a family, young adults have a higher chance of having one themselves.

How Hormones and Mental Health Affect Young Adults

Young adults face many challenges with their mental health and hormones. Because they are still developing at this age, the constant changes in their bodies can strongly affect how they think and feel. This can lead to many questionable choices being made.

Hormonal Effects on Young Adults

An individual’s hormones go crazy during their teenage years, and their bodies are constantly changing. Hair pops up in places it hadn’t been before, acne forms, and body parts grow. During this time, young adults can feel like they are in a never-ending cycle of change. They may start to receive negative attention for the things that are happening to them as well. Even though it’s out of their control, they may begin to feel what’s happening to them is their fault. This can lead to the development of mental health disorders that can last much longer than their teenage years.

Mental Health Effects on Young Adults

Because hormones change so many things in young adults, the brain’s chemical balance can be affected, as well. After the hormones settle down and the body finishes developing, an individual can experience severe effects on their mental health. This is the time period where mental health disorders can develop. Because of this, drugs and alcohol can give a route to escape negative thoughts and feelings.

How to Spot Signs of Addiction in Young Adults

Some signs of addiction will be subtle compared to others. It’s important to observe closely and educate yourself on what to watch out for.

Signs to Watch Out For

Some signs of addiction in young adults can include:

If you believe you or a young adult you know has developed a substance use disorder, we are here to help. CNV Detox provides an endless amount of resources to our younger clients. We want to help them get back on the right track.

What to Expect in Rehab for Young Adults

Treatment may be a foreign concept for most young adults. They may feel ashamed or scared to begin treatment for fear of what others will say. Our staff will do everything they can to help them feel safe in our center during treatment.

Why Inpatient Treatment is Better for Young Adults

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Inpatient therapies will most likely be a better fit for most of our younger clients. Inpatient treatment will be required for severe cases of addiction. Young adults tend to have a harder time breaking their addictions because of the constant changes within their bodies. This makes it harder for them to break habits and form new ones.

Inpatient treatment will also be recommended for those who live in unsafe or unhealthy environments. These will be young adults who live with family and friends who also abuse substances. Because they often are still under their parents’ care or making little money at their jobs, they will often need a safe space to complete treatment. In inpatient, they will receive around the clock care from our staff.

Medical Detoxification

Medical detox will most likely be necessary during the beginning of the treatment process. During detoxification, patients will be supplied smaller and smaller amounts of a substance until it is completely gone from their bodies. This will help our younger patients safely rid their bodies of the harmful drugs and alcohol they’ve become addicted to. If they were to try to do this by themselves, they would most likely not succeed. 

CNV Detox prefers not to use medication in detox, but we will do so if absolutely necessary.

Therapies and Treatments

There are many therapies and treatments available in rehab for young adults. We try to give them options when they arrive. After their detox is complete, our staff will determine the best route of success for their recovery.

Some types of treatments our clients are able to access include:

We also offer other levels of treatment besides inpatient. Our clients are able to enroll in outpatient treatments and partial hospitalization treatments. They are also able to utilize our online options for therapy.

How We Help Young Adults in Need

Our team at CNV Detox has specifically designed rehab for young adults to help them progress effectively in treatment. No matter the severity of the addiction, we will be able to help any young adult that steps through our doors. Our staff is available to answer any question you may have. Please contact us today to find out more information on our rehab for young adults.