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"Four years ago I felt disposable. Nothing mattered. At Ridgeview I recovered a clear sense of who I am, and now I feel so blessed
to have another chance." - former patient

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Young Adult Addiction Services

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Ridgeview Young Adult Addiction Services is designed to address the age-specific issues of 18 to 26-year-olds struggling with addiction.

Young Adult Addiction Services offers a well-integrated continuum of care for individuals with addiction or dual diagnosis disorders.

It has been our experience that young adults dealing with addiction are seldom addicted to just one substance or behavior. Ridgeview's program combines five levels of treatment, a broad spectrum of specialty groups and services, and the 12-step programs of recovery. This unique approach addresses addiction and its associated problems in a comprehensive, yet individualized manner. The goal of treatment is to help patients learn how to cope with life free from addiction.

Family education and treatment are key components of Ridgeview's programs and are particularly important in treating the young adult. Clinicians provide a wide range of services, including family therapy and multi-family support groups. Family workshop is available monthly for patients and family members of young adults currently in treatment.

Partial hospitalization is the primary level of care for Young Adult Addiction Services. Those needing inpatient detoxification will start treatment on our inpatient adult unit and step down to partial hospitalization and recovery residence once medically stable. Partial hospitalization provides more support and structure than outpatient treatment can provide, but does not require 24-hour medical supervision. Patients participate in a variety of age-specific groups seven hours daily, Monday through Friday. Young adult patients reside in Ridgeview's Recovery Residence for added support and structure.

Separate male and female residences located on our campus offer additional support, structure and community for young adult patients entering treatment. Residents participate in a variety of community activities, 12-step meetings and group outings.  The environment enables patients to bond, learn to assume responsibilities among their peers and deepen in their recovery.

Treatment modalities

  • group therapy
  • experiential therapy
  • psycho-educational groups
  • gender issues group
  • life skills
  • therapeutic drumming
  • ropes course
  • spirituality
  • family therapy
  • 12-step recovery meetings on campus
  • relapse prevention
  • transition groups
  • weekly educational meetings with the Program Director, a board certified psychiatrist
  • medication management of affective disorders, as needed
  • weekly multi-family support groups

Continuing care

The treatment team works closely with each patient to set realistic goals for recovery and to develop a continuing care plan to solidify the gains made in treatment. We provide free weekly support and aftercare groups specifically for young adults after successful completion of the program. We also assist patients and their families who need referral for additional treatment or support services in their home communities, including linking young adults with sober alumni in the community through speaker meetings and ride share programs to approved young adult meetings.

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Referral & Admissions
For more information on our Young Adult Addiction Services, admission, or referral to a therapist or physician, call the Ridgeview Access Center, (770) 434-4567 or 1 (800) 329-9775.  Our counseling staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ridgeview offers free assessment and referral services.  For more information, call (770) 434-4567 or 1(800) 329-9775.  Counseling staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Most insurance plans cover all or part of the cost of Ridgeview's treatment programs.  Our Patient Accounts staff will assist in making financial arrangements for any cost not covered by insurance.

Free 12-Step Support Groups Offered
Ridgeview offers a variety of free, open support groups related to addiction.  For a complete listing, follow this link to our Support Group Page.


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