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Does Young Adult Rehab Work? Understanding the Continuum of Care & Dual-Diagnosis Model

Does young adult rehab work for addiction?

When a young adult heads to rehab it is the start of a new journey. It’s a lifelong journey to sobriety.

When we decide to get help for our addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is the start of a new life. It can feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from our shoulders. We no longer have to fall victim to our addiction and we no longer have to live under its control. Our days and our lives are no longer searching for the next high. We are free.

For many young adults, the first step on the journey is heading to rehab. That includes inpatient care, where someone lives at the rehab center, or outpatient care, where they visit for treatment and head home at the end of the day. Both styles of rehab can help young adults break the cycle of addiction. But, did you know, that rehab isn’t just therapy on a couch? There are more programs and more classes than many realize. Some even happen in fun settings, such as in nature.

The goal of young adult rehab is to get you started on a sober life and then provide the support to continue the journey when you leave.

What is Dual-Diagnosis Care?

For many young adults, addiction and mental health conditions go hand-in-hand. Many who suffer from one also suffer from the other. That includes people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and a host of other mental health conditions.

By treating both, it helps address any underlying causes that may have led to the addiction.

In dual-diagnosis care, you will work to identify any mental health issues along with your addiction. Then medical staff will help treat both issues that way you have the tools to deal with triggers from both. By treating each, it increases the odds you can stay on the road to recovery and not fall victim to your addiction again.

What Happens After Rehab?

It is important to provide support after the end of rehab, which is where the continuum of care comes in. Our staff will work with you and continue to offer support so that when you leave rehab, you have the support needed to start a sober life.

You will be given the tools needed to abstain from drugs and alcohol. You will also start the work to heal trauma and any mental health conditions. The goal is to get you on the road to recovery, one where you can be sober and stay that way for many years.

By giving you the support you need, you can have a successful rehab and life free of substances.

Get Started Today

If you are ready to break the cycle of addiction, reach out to our staff at Momentum today. Our counselors can talk to you about your condition and how young adult rehab can help. You no longer have to feel you are a victim to substances.