Addiction Treatment Program For Young Men Ages 18-25 Knoxville TN
Our Young Men’s Program is designed specifically for men between 18-26 years of age. We recognize that young men require something more than just traditional drug rehab. In our youth, our emotional experiences are more intense, our energy levels are higher, and our drug use often leaves us emotionally distant, mentally consumed, and spiritually empty. Through our whole-person approach, we tailor each young man’s treatment plan to meet his specific needs. We include individual therapy, group therapy, traditional 12 Step work, activity therapy, fitness programming, ropes course work, and family therapy. Many of our Young Adult Program counselors and therapists often found recovery at a young age which allows us to connect eye-to-eye with the group. With some young men, we incorporate, or rule out, the use of medication to treat co-occurring disorders, and we will incorporate psychiatry as needed throughout the treatment process.
During your first couple of weeks in treatment we focus on you, then we incorporate any family members you decide to include. Near the end of your residential program, we will work together to assess your progress and help you plan for the next phase of your recovery process in order to ensure that you are successful in your journey for a life change.
What's The Young Adult Program Like?
They trample and trudge into group therapy on a cool spring morning with the exuberance of a herd of wild palominos.
There’s plenty of juvenile humor and masculine posturing among the assembled group of young men as they clamber into chairs arranged in a circle. One grabs the dry erase board, another shoves a granola bar into his mouth before the therapist reminds him that food isn’t allowed, another begins riffing on a particular counselor’s deep Southern accent.
After a few minutes, however, they begin to settle. Counselors with the patience of Job gently steer them toward the goal that has brought them to Cornerstone: treatment of addiction to drugs and alcohol, and examination of the underlying issues that precipitate it and coincide with it.
They’re hesitant at first, eyes crawling the walls and the woods outside the window as the pain they carry bubbles up from places deep within, the black swamps of wounded souls and shadowy valleys of broken hearts. For many of them, they’ve spent the majority of their young years denying themselves permission to feel those things, and so they come to Cornerstone driven by only the most primal of emotions. Rage, sadness, lust, disdain … those visceral feelings are a reaction to the stimuli around them, the people and places that drive them into self-protective cycles of using to live and living to use, and it takes time and tolerance by specially trained staff members to break through the walls they’ve erected in their lives.
Often, what waits on the other side is what one patient articulates plainly: “A very lonely, scared little boy.”
His peers nod in both affirmation and familiarity, because they, too, shelter an inner child whose damage has driven him to addiction and to drug rehab. They come through the doors angry – at parents, at employers, at themselves, at the world – and helping them heal is at the core of Cornerstone’s Young Adult Program. They learn to be vulnerable – with themselves, their therapists and with one another – and what they find as they embrace the program is a brotherhood forged in the survival of addiction and the possibility of something greater on the other side. Finally, their eyes meet, and one says what all are thinking: “All of us … we’re family.”
And with the help of that family, as well as the extended network of counselors and clinicians, they’ll begin to discover who they really are and what they really want. Our Young Adult Program treats the addiction, but it also helps patients begin to answer those questions. Patients can, for the first time, see life with new eyes, and the light they find is one that burns bright from within instead of one that beckons with false assurances and often ends in trauma and tragedy.
At Cornerstone of Recovery, the staff members of our Young Adult Program find themselves renewed and invigorated by helping patients find that inner light.
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We put together this virtual tour of our campus so you and your family can have a better idea of what treatment at Cornerstone looks like. Hopefully, this video will be able to help you imagine yourself here with us. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while here so, if you have more questions about our accommodations, be sure and ask your Care Coordinator when you call. Be sure and check out the other videos across our website that do a good job of demonstrating who we are and what we do. This video is here to show you our campus and help you feel more comfortable by seeing what your environment will be like while you are here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Typically our Inpatient Programs last between 28-35 days. This is considered pretty standard within the treatment industry. In cases where the patient does not feel confident in returning home right away, there are longer term treatment options.
Would simply extend the patient's inpatient status for additional time until they felt they were ready to return to a normal life.
The patient would enroll into our Sober Living Facility (SLF) and then attend our Intensive Outpatient Program. This would give them some responsibilites and allow for them to tip a toe back into regular daily routines. There would be several other patients living within the home who are doing the exact same thing, but who are typically at a different place in their recovery journey.
During your stay in Medical Detox, you’ll be assessed every four hours by nursing staff, who will monitor vital signs like your blood pressure, temperature and pulse oximetry; if warranted by our staff medical director, you may also be prescribed certain medications to make the process more comfortable, including:
- For benzodiazepine and alcohol withdrawal, we prescribe Phenobarbital;
- For opiate withdrawal, we tend to use Subutex, Robaxin and/or Clonidine;
- For cocaine, we utilize Bromocriptine.
While in Medical Detox, you’ll also be provided with three delicious and nourishing meals a day and be given an opportunity to attend an orientation group, an evening wrap-up meeting and other therapeutic sessions to ease you into the routine of community-oriented treatment.
Ultimately, however, you’re given ample opportunity to relax, recharge and allow your body and mind time to heal themselves before you’re integrated into a treatment community of peers. A typical detox stay is three to five days, but depending on the severity of a patient’s symptoms, it may require more time. Our goal is to provide you with that time while keeping tabs on your physical well-being and ensuring that your stay is as comfortable and safe as possible.
That depends entirely on your situation. Unfortunately, there really isn't a cookie cutter response that covers each patients unique scenario. We have done our best to answer as much information about insurance options, private pay and out of pocket expeses on the page linked below.
The goal of Cornerstone of Recovery’s treatment model is to help individuals who are suffering from substance abuse and related problems find healing and, ultimately, ongoing recovery. This is accomplished through a process of assessment and treatment planning that attempts to determine the nature and extent of the substance use disorder as well as any co-occurring disorders that significantly impact the person and interfere with his or her ability to accomplish life goals. We believe in the value of the individual and strive to support each person on his or her unique journey toward health and life satisfaction.
A number of modalities, techniques and approaches are used to accomplish these goals. Foremost among these is our belief in developing a therapeutic community in which the individual can safely identify and work through the issues and problems that have brought them into treatment.
Some examples of the therapies are listed below and you can learn more about each of them by clicking them.
Cornerstone of Recovery permits the use of tobacco in designated areas outside of the building; you must bring your own cigarettes/snuff for the duration of your stay.
Cornerstone Is In-Network With Most Health Insurance Companies
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We also offer private pay options.
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Cornerstone of Recovery
4726 Airport Hwy
Louisville , TN 37777