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Alumni Aftercare for Young Adults

Young Adult Addiction Help

Peaks’ model of care promotes a foundation for long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in Colorado. The challenges that face young adults varies compared to other age group demographics. There are, of course, parallels or similarities between age groups, but many of the young adults that come through the doors at Peaks Recovery face issues beyond underlying trauma and other co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders.

Commonly, the young adults entering Peaks programming have missed opportunities to apply for jobs, maintain employment, finish school, pay bills, and develop the life skills necessary to function in society--due to ongoing substance abuse and underlying co-occurring issues. Clinical work is crucial to the process for setting up the young men and women in our program for success once primary programming is completed.

Depending on where the individual is at in their recovery process, individuals are encouraged to participate in our substance abuse aftercare outpatient setting in Colorado or pursue alternative aftercare treatment settings throughout the state or country. Peaks Recovery Centers is happy to support and case manage aftercare settings that work for you or your loved one.

The Importance of Aftercare

Residential addiction treatment is a stabilization setting. When individuals step down in care to the Partial Hospitalization (PHP) level it is considered an ambulatory level of care, though the hourly clinical work requirements amounts to an extended stabilization period. Once you or your loved one has stabilized at these levels of care from both the acute physiological and mental health symptoms, the recovery process begins.

The first thirty to forty-five days in treatment at Peaks Recovery caters to acute stabilization needs. Once relief from acute symptoms is clear each individual steps down into the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) therapy level of care. All transportation is provided for any and all activities or events the client is scheduled to be at during this phase of treatment. This allows for every client to put their recovery first and lesson the worrying of where they will live after residential treatment or how they will get from point A to point B. During this phase of treatment we focus on community reimmersion where the individual seeks outside employment, builds a resume through community service work, or participates in school--we can even begin to case manage you or your loved one’s path to another city or state depending on individual needs.

Upon establishing a client-centered reimmersion approach, the Outpatient (OP) setting then provides a transitional, independent track for which individuals will become more independent and less reliant on our addiction recovery treatment program structure. During our long-term recovery treatment plan, every individual will continue to participate in two afternoon group therapy sessions per week plus their individual sessions. At this point in the recovery process, they can live within our alumni sober living housing or elsewhere in the community so long as they continue to participate in our outpatient program. The cost of our alumni housing is 50/ week which we believe to be a helpful stepping stone before taking on a higher based rent elsewhere. For the next three months the client is welcome to have their own car, make their own schedule, and begin their journey of independence. The clinical setting continues to be there for them when they run into difficulty.

Our outpatient treatment, alumni housing is not open to the community. Every member residing in our alumni housing has completed our program with a minimum of three months of personal sobriety. We promote long-term sobriety after treatment with our aftercare services as each individual in this phase of treatment lives among members of the alumni community with the same goals, interests, and recovery foundation within an extended, accountable communal setting.

Dealing with substance use disorders is difficult and heart-wrenching and the disease of addiction affects everyone around you, including friends and family members. Getting well requires a long runway given the development of unhealthy neural pathways that poorly guide executive decision making. We are here to help you through the recovery process with a solid relapse prevention plan. Contact us to learn more about our residential program for men or our addiction treatment services for women.