Discover, an addiction treatment program for young adults ages 18+
If you are a young adult who started experimenting with alcohol or drugs and now find yourself unable to stop and feeling out of control, overwhelmed or hopeless—you never have to feel this way again. The team at Recovery Centers of America is here to help you break free from addiction and start living the life you want.
Discover, is a life-changing addiction treatment program designed specifically for young adults ages 18 to 34. Through the program, you will learn how to create and enjoy a successful life without alcohol or drugs and gain the tools and support you need to become the person you want to be.
I thought I was destined to be a heroin addict. Destined to be homeless. I didn’t know any other way to live. Drugs made me feel free, but I wasn’t. Now, I am free. I don’t have to wear that mask anymore.”
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Discover a life free from addiction to alcohol or drugs
While in Discover, a 30 day inpatient addiction treatment program for young adults ages 18 to 34, you will be immersed in a close-knit community of other young adults recovering from addiction. Throughout your treatment, you will build lasting connections that will become part of your ongoing support system.
To help you break free from addiction and build the life you want, you will participate in proven, evidence-based therapeutic treatments created by experts in young adult addiction and administered by master-level clinicians. To help you feel comfortable and safe while in our care, you will meet with gender-specific groups led by therapists, recovery support specialists and other addiction professionals specially trained to work with your age group.
CBT is considered one of the safest and effective treatments for both emotional trauma and substance use disorder. A vicious cycle of negative thinking is often a cornerstone of addiction and CBT is the perfect tool to break out of it. Through it you can learn to realign your views on yourself and the world, and to modify your thoughts and behaviors, thereby improving your emotional flexibility and overall well-being.
We will help you discover and catalogue what truly motivates you, once you have this worked out you will have access to a new source of power to stay strong in recovery and accomplish your goals.
Grow and develop through engaging in new experiences and activities that ignite your interest or challenge you. Examples include interactive events, outdoor trips and other activities that promote well-being.
Addiction takes a big toll on family and relationships. We will give you the knowledge and tools you will need to rebuild trust and repair broken bonds. At RCA, your family can be an additional pillar of support and an important part of your addiction treatment through visitation and guided family therapy sessions. We will also provide your family with educational material and groups so they can learn more about addiction and what you are going through.
Alternative therapies such as art and music therapy
Outdoor activities and trips to the gym
12-Step immersion and 12-Step yoga
Life and job readiness skills training
A seamless transition to outpatient programs for continued recovery support, available both in-person or virtual
There is nothing to be afraid of when seeking treatment. Getting help was one of the most courageous decisions I’ve ever made.”
Kat C, RCA Alumna
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Discover a new you and a new way of life – happy, joyous and free from alcohol or drugs
In Discover, you will learn about:
- Overcoming the effects of substance use on the developing young adult brain
- Building positive relationships and using peer support networks in recovery
- Communication skills and boundary-setting
- Overcoming anger and shame
- Managing stress and anxiety without drugs or alcohol
- Resolving trauma
- Understanding family relationship dynamics
- Personal growth and life skills
- Managing parenting responsibilities in recovery
- Career skills and managing job duties
- Fitness, nutrition, and health in recovery
- Navigating social media in recovery
- Understanding addiction triggers
- Developing emotional resiliency and positivity
Frequently Asked Questions
We know how important comfort, connection, mutual understanding and support are for effective addiction treatment, that’s why we ensure all patients in the Discover program are grouped with other young adults in the same stage of life. You will be sharing a room with another young adult patient in a similar age bracket to yours and of the same gender.
Yes. Besides the expert clinicians leading the counseling groups, the patients in your counseling group sessions will also be a part of the Discover program and in the same stage of life as you. We want you to get the most out of your time with us, so you can build a lasting recovery and live a happy, healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Immersing yourself in a program with people who understand the challenges and changes young adults deal with will be of great help in your recovery journey. You’ll be able to rely on, build off, connect with, and support other patients who are in your age group.
Having a solid support system is critical to achieving and maintaining recovery. We welcome family to come in for family counseling sessions as well as visitation hours*. Visiting hours vary depending on the site—we will provide you with all visitation information upon admission, or you can give us a call and we’ll provide you with the information for the RCA location you’re interested in.
*In-person counseling and visitation hours are temporarily paused due to COVID-19
Recovery Centers of America will support your recovery for life. During your time in the Discover program, you will be assigned a case manager who will work with you to come up with a comprehensive aftercare plan which can include an outpatient recovery program (including in-person and teletherapy options), sober home accommodations and more. After your inpatient treatment is finished, RCA’s outpatient program offers many different options for additional treatment and recovery support so that you can smoothly transition back to your life and responsibilities.
Additionally, you’ll be able to keep the friendships and connections you make in while in residential treatment and make new ones through the RCA Alumni Association which runs a regular schedule of sober events, meetups and activities for those in recovery.