Young adults with addiction, emotional trauma, behavioral health disorders, and dual diagnosis issues require specially trained clinicians who understand their unique needs and challenges. Dr. Claudia Black, Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect for the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows, provided her clinical expertise and guidance in the development of our outpatient program especially designed for both men and women aged 18 - 26 who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The program is facilitated by an experienced, highly-trained therapist who specializes in treating young adults.
Young Adult Outpatient Program
We recognize that not every young adult struggling with addiction or co-occurring disorders needs inpatient or residential treatment to start their work. Therefore, we have designed the Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program to welcome individuals at any stage of their recovery, whether they are just starting out or need a recovery refresher.
For graduates of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows in Wickenburg Arizona, the Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program is an extension of the inpatient program in a less structured setting.
Individuals who come to the Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program must undergo a screening process. Every individual’s current issues and circumstances are taken into consideration to ensure they are clinically appropriate before they are admitted into the Outpatient Program. The Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program is designed to foster the development of the individual while focusing on the previously identified gap in treatment from inpatient to self-sufficient living. Treatment is structured over an extended period offering a flexible schedule to accommodate work and school whenever possible.
Patients use group to discuss challenges of living sober peer support is used to truly engage and teach young adults how to reach out to one another especially in times of crisis.
Accountability And Relapse Prevention
The focus of the Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program is on continuing to build skills around relapse prevention while capitalizing on a safe environment for accountability.
The program entails group therapy four days per week, three hours per day, for 12 weeks. In addition, therapy may consist of a combination of therapeutic modalities, such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Somatic Experiencing® (SE)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Neurofeedback, using the Brain Paint technology and led by our Master’s level and licensed trauma therapist, is offered in our on-site Brain Spa which includes a dedicated meditation room with recliners, soft lighting, and music. The Claudia Black Young Adult Center Outpatient Program group process also includes:
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga
- Art therapy
- Family participation
Additionally, individual counseling sessions occur weekly, unless they have a therapist in the community. Patients are expected to actively participate in 12 step meetings and acquire a sponsor. During their time at the Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program they may be able to be employed (if it doesn’t interfere with treatment), do volunteer work, and participate in healthy, recovery based activities.
Continuing Care for The Whole Family
Family is an important part of every addict’s recovery and the Claudia Black Young Adult Outpatient Program recognizes the need for family involvement at every stage. A family day is scheduled one day each week with a focus on continued healthy communication and psychoeducation. The primary therapist will contact family members who live out of state or cannot attend a family day throughout the 12-week program. Individual appointments can be scheduled with the patient’s primary therapist in person, by phone, or via Skype each week to continue the addict’s integration back into the family.
The Meadows Outpatient Center also offers a Family Recovery Group each week to allow family members to get more support, education, direction, and help. This group is free and open to the public.
Transitional living for patients is available through preferred affiliations with top-quality properties and is offered to local patients, as well as those from out of state. These transitional living affiliates provide transportation, security, strong programming, fellowship, and numerous recreational activities designed to make the entire process seamless, comfortable, and fun. They also allow people to continue to work on becoming more independent.
You Can Recover. We Can Help.
The beautiful year-round weather of Scottsdale, Arizona makes The Meadows Outpatient Center the ideal place to begin or continue your journey of recovery. In a safe and nurturing community, our patients are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 800-244-4949.