ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT TRACKS
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Generation Specific Concerns
Generation Specific Concerns: Individuals under 30 and individuals 30 and older are typically living very different lives. Adults in their 20s are typically still looking to establish their career, may not have a lot of serious relationship experience, and may have more active and concerning relationships with their parents. Adults older than 30, on the other hand, may be looking for support related on repairing work relationships, may be working towards rebuilding a marriage or managing a divorce, and may be concerned about the loss of and care for an elderly parent. All of these different factors can influence drug and alcohol abuse, and being able to connect with other individuals with similar experiences can be incredibly meaningful during the recovery process.
Age Specific Patterns of Use
Many young people are struggling with excessive marijuana use, a growing heroin epidemic, and the influx of club drugs like Ecstasy. Conversely, many older adults are struggling with excessive alcohol use, the large-scale national use of methamphetamine, and other street drugs like crack. While there are, of course, people from all different age groups with addiction of every type of substance under the sun, these patterns are important to identify and understand when working towards recovery. Our different tracks ensure that individuals will be able to connect to other people who are familiar with their particular pattern of use.
Managing Different Types of Peer Pressure
Generally, young people are present in more situations where peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol is abundant in their daily lives. Our young adult track offers specific programming and skill building support to try to counteract this specific trigger for use that impacts this generation.
Coping with Different Types of Stress
Adults over 30 often struggle the most with intrinsic stressors like guilt. Many adults in this age group have children and are concerned about the impact of their drug use on their kids. This age group may also worry more about the long-term impacts of their use, such as diminished retirement savings, poor credit, and new and continued health concerns. Younger adults are struggling with the student debt crisis and issues that arise from a continued reliance on technology. Stress is almost always a contributing factor when it comes to relapse, and in order to avoid this, finding stress management techniques that work in a community of other individuals who suffer from the same types of stress is essential.