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  • Take the First Step in Las Vegas

    Desert Hope is a beautiful oasis with modern charm located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We provide all levels of care from detox, in-patient, outpatient and sober living.

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  • A New Life Awaits

    Start your recovery at our spa-like facility in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Holistic therapies, chef-prepared meals, and LGBTQ+ support are among the many features of our premier drug and alcohol treatment program.

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  • The Best Place to Recover in Orange County

    Laguna Treatment Hospital is located in Orange County, CA. The first Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital in the OC, we offer safe medical detox, mental health support, and wellness programs.

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  • Start Recovery at Our Southern Resort

    Take a step back from your life and get the help you need at our premier drug and alcohol addiction center. Nestled in the countryside 1.5 hours from Memphis, Oxford gives you the support you need in a calm and beautiful setting.

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  • Recovery Forecast includes Tropical Weather

    Your recovery can start at either of two premier drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the Greater Miami area - Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, FL. Our specialties include treatment for veterans and first responders.

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  • Sunny Florida Welcomes You

    Retreat to the sunny climate of Tampa, Florida for a stay at the gold standard of treatment facilities. We offer customized care plans to help you on your recovery journey.

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  • Helping New Englanders Find Recovery for Over 30 years

    Escape to the countryside to recovery in New Jersey’s premier drug rehab & treatment center. Located only an hour from New York City.

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Young Adult Program

For many young adults, experimenting with drugs and alcohol as an early teen can lead to serious addiction problems by their late teens and early 20s. Because young adults’ life experiences and clinical needs are different from those of older patients, Oxford Treatment Center provides a tailored substance abuse treatment program designed for our residential patients as young as 18 and up to their mid-20s.

 Why do young adults benefit from a specialized treatment program?

Young people in need of treatment for drug or alcohol addiction often have different needs and experiences from those of older patients. Some typical differences include:

  • Lower motivation for treatment and/or resistance to treatment.
  • Less awareness and understanding of the consequences of addiction.
  • More likely to view drug and alcohol abuse as normal.
  • More likely to learn through active therapies than through traditional counseling alone.
Active Learning

Patients in the Young Adult Program devote more of their treatment schedule to experiential therapies including art, music, ropes course and equine therapy.

Wilderness Therapy

Extended outdoor experiences alongside counselors and fellow patients help patients address problem behaviors while fostering personal and social responsibility.

Responsibility Practice

Within their treatment program, young adults take on responsibilities such as feeding and caring for their own equine-therapy horse.

Extended Stay

In the interest of long-term recovery outcomes, patients remain in the residential program for 6 weeks rather than the standard 30 days and follow a more structured daily schedule.

As a key component in Oxford Treatment Center’s Young Adult Program, Wilderness Therapy invites patients to take part in hiking, boating, fishing, camping (seasonal) and rock-climbing. Each activity has its own value, as patients relearn what it is to enjoy the world around them without using drugs or alcohol. But the conversation that happens along the trail is even more important.

By engaging the outdoors alongside an experienced therapist, young adults in treatment at Oxford Treatment Center are able to process the issues they’re dealing with and reawaken parts of themselves that have been long buried beneath addiction. As always, our goal is to use the most effective means possible to equip our patients for long-term recovery.

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