Isolation and loneliness often accompany addiction because the need to feel “apart of” is intensified for young adults. The need to feel “apart of” and to ease or eliminate any social anxiety or fear of awkwardness is what drives many young adults to seek relief through drugs and alcohol. For every addict and/or alcoholic, their drug use and/or drinking will eventually cause their life to become unmanageable and the longer they wait to get help the more destruction they are bound to cause for themselves and those around them. By the time our young adult clients make it into our addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment program, a majority of them have burned bridges with their friends and family. Within HCBTS’ young adult program, there is an emphasis on the reunification process with family, friends and one’s life before addiction took over. HCBTS offers a monthly family program that has been designed to provide support and education to those affected by the disease of addiction.
In addition to our family program, we also offer a variety of interactive fellowship activities. We understand that many of our young adult clients come to us with a lack of relationships and a warped sense of community.
We encourage and help our female young adult clients rediscover what it feels like to be “apart of,” to have genuine and trusting friendships and how to have fun in their sobriety. For young adults, learning how to have fun in sobriety is key to their long-term recovery. Some of the interactive and fun activities HCBTS offers our young adult clients include:
· Therapeutic activities held on the “Orca Too” – Our exclusive 70 foot motor yacht (including monthly boat rides in Newport Harbor)
· Quality 12-Step meetings, many specifically for young adults
· Morning beach walk & meditation on the sand
· Skate park
· Beach volleyball