Addiction in Young Adults

The transition from childhood to adulthood is filled with change and challenges. From the age of 18 onward, many young adults leave home for the first time. As they blaze their own trails, young people often encounter the lure of experimentation and a longing to fit in with their peers. They may also feel a degree of stress as they begin college or start an emerging career. All these factors contribute to young adults having some of the highest rates of alcohol and substance misuse in Canada.

Another serious consideration is the prevalence of mental health issues among young adults who battle addiction and substance misuse. Whether it’s the rise of social media or increased isolation and loneliness, today’s young adults struggle with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety more than ever before. Of these, over two million young people also have a concurrent substance use disorder.

The need for recovery programs that cater to the unique needs of young adults is clear — and GreenStone is here to help young people in need.

What Is GreeneStone’s Young Adult Track?

GreeneStone’s Young Adult Track is geared towards 18-24-year olds who are struggling with substance-use disorders and concurrent mental health conditions. We help these clients navigate age-specific difficulties, with an emphasis on building healthy coping skills and a sustainable recovery. By combining intensive group and individualized therapy with education sessions and one-on-one coaching, this program assists these clients as they launch the next chapter of their lives in a healthy and supported way.

The Young Adult Track uses the foundation from our Primary Treatment Program with additional age-specific education sessions, a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills group and increased structure and support. With a specific Young Adults process group, primary therapist and recovery coach, as well as a comprehensive psychiatric assessment, these clients receive consistency throughout their programming to build trust, rapport and support from their peers who are navigating similar challenges.

GreeneStone’s Approach to Recovery for Young Adults

Treatment is extremely beneficial for young people struggling with a full-blown addiction as well as those who are in the early stages. Our Young Adult Track ensures that those fighting substance misuse at an early age find healthier ways to deal with the challenges of this transitional period. Whether you struggle with stress or mental health issues, GreeneStone’s Young Adult Track offers many benefits.

Highly Individualized Treatment

Our Young Adult Track is designed to meet the individual needs of each adolescent. From understanding and addressing the cause of one’s substance misuse to identifying new, healthy coping strategies, our team is with you every step of the way.

Holistic Approach to Treatment

At GreeneStone, we believe in a holistic approach to treatment. Along with the emotional and mental support these clients receive, nutritional guidance, a personal trainer assessment and program and weekly yoga and mindfulness classes are also provided.

Peer Support

During your time at GreeneStone, you’ll meet other young people with similar stories and struggles. Group counseling allows you to learn and engage with your peers. You’ll also find opportunities to unwind together and relax through on-site activities like tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Ongoing Engagement

Once you complete the Young Adult Track, GreeneStone wants to remain a part of your recovery journey. Our young alumni are invited to participate in a variety of activities, including sober gatherings, meetings and Alumni events held every month.

Learn More About Our Young Adults Addiction Program in Canada

If you or someone you care for is a young person struggling with addiction, we invite you to learn more about GreeneStone’s Young Adult Track. Addiction and substance misuse does not define you. We can help you rewrite your story and get a fresh start. Contact us today to learn more.