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.
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Cornerstone of Recovery
4726 Airport Hwy
Louisville , TN 37777