Addiction Recovery for Young Adults

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Young Adults
Laguna’s young adult treatment track is comprehensive substance use disorder treatment that offers a unique blend of addiction-focused healthcare designed to meet the specific needs of individuals aged 18-26 struggling with substance use and related co-occurring disorders.
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Young Adult Addiction Treatment

In our young adult treatment track, we offer comprehensive addiction care for young adults 18-26 who struggle with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Young Adults & Substance Use Disorders

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For many young people early adulthood is a time of transition, change, and exploration. As young adults move from adolescence to independence they may experience a range of emotions, from excitement to uncertainty, concern about the future, and shifts in identity. While it’s not uncommon for young adults to begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol during this time, some may turn to substance use as a way to cope with these challenges.

About Our Southern California Young Adult Addiction Program

Our treatment programming is designed to support holistic recovery by providing a variety of components that address the physical, mental, and emotional needs of young people.

Our young adult addiction treatment track combines evidence-based approaches, such as trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI), with a focus on providing young adults with the tools and resources they need to build a rewarding life in recovery.

Our treatment programming is designed to support young people on their recovery journey by providing a variety of components that address the physical, mental, and emotional needs of adults in early adulthood. These components include:

  • Individual therapy. Individual therapy provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with a therapist to understand the underlying issues that may have contributed to substance misuse, address mental health concerns, identify need, and set goals.
  • Group therapy. Group therapy provides young adult with the opportunity to connect with others who are struggling with addiction so that they can learn from each other’s experiences.
  • Family therapy. Addiction can take a toll on family bonds. Family therapy provides an opportunity for young adults to work with their families to improve communication and understanding.
  • Addiction education. Addiction education helps young adults understand the disease of addiction, its roots, causes, and the benefits of treatment and recovery.
  • Life skills training. This component teaches young adults the skills, that they need to live a healthy and productive life.
  • Aftercare and life in recovery. Aftercare planning helps young adults develop a plan for continuing their recovery after they leave treatment.

Addressing the Needs of Young Adults

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Young adults need a different approach to addiction treatment than older individuals. Our program is designed to meet the specific needs of young adults, including their unique challenges and experiences.

Why Choose a Young Adult Addiction Program?

Laguna’s Young Adult Addiction Program is a comprehensive treatment track designed to help young adults overcome addiction and build a strong foundation for recovery.

  • Our program is designed specifically for young adults, so that they will be able to relate to their peers and get the support they need.
  • We offer a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches, alternative therapies, and individualized addiction treatment.
  • Our program focuses on recovery from addiction, as well as helping patients gain skills and build a toolbox of resources that can help support them throughout their journey.


Addiction Therapies

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Addiction is a complex condition that can have many causes. Therapy can help people understand the root of their addiction and develop strategies for managing their triggers and cravings.

Therapy can also help people develop coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety, and other emotions that can lead to relapse.

Laguna’s young adult program uses a combination of evidence-based approaches which include:

  • Trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps people identify and change unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors. CBT can help young adults understand the triggers that lead to their substance use and develop coping skills to manage these triggers.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): DBT is a type of therapy that helps people regulate their emotions and improve their relationships. DBT can help young adults learn how to manage their emotions without using drugs or alcohol.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI): MI is a type of therapy that helps people increase their motivation to change. MI can help young adults explore their reasons for wanting to change and develop a plan for making that change.

Holistic Addiction Therapy

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At Laguna, we believe that holistic recovery is essential for young people who are struggling with addiction. Our treatment program is designed to provide them with the tools and support they need to build a strong foundation for lasting recovery.

Understanding what addiction is, its impact on the young person’s life, relationships, and mental and physical health is an important facet of the recovery journey for young people. However, it’s just as important to set young adults up for success by giving them the tools and resources to live healthy and productive lives.

In our young adult addiction treatment program, you’ll have access to a range of activities and groups, such as:

  • Yoga and mindfulness.
  • Expressive therapy.
  • Nutrition education.
  • Health and fitness.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Southern California

Laguna Treatment Center Facility

Laguna is a premier alcohol and drug rehab in Orange County, CA. Our rehab center specializes in medical detox from drugs and alcohol and is the first addiction treatment center in Orange County to be licensed as a chemical dependency recovery hospital.

By providing a fully integrated hospital-based detox and inpatient residential rehab program at our Southern California treatment facility, patients can begin and continue their recovery journey in a safe, comfortable place.

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Compassionate Staff

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Our treatment team is made up of certified substance use counselors and licensed therapists who are experienced in working with young adults

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