Bradford’s Emerging Adult program was designed to get young adults back on track. Short term and long term goals are set with each patient. Five specific developmental traits and phases of young adulthood are examined and patients begin to understand how to set goals, create a healthy self- identity and establish plans for their future.

Emerging Adult Track – Merging Young Adults Back on Track

Emerging into adulthood can feel like an early life crisis for many young adults. Many emerging adults 19 to 29-year-olds may be college interrupted, they may have had multiple jobs, lack long-term relationships and are not financially independent. Often, they receive self-worth through external successes and validation. When abusing drugs and alcohol, these key sources for self-worth and self-esteem are removed. The stress of instability and lack of identity can cause many emerging adults to move from social use of substances to abuse and dependency in order to cope with the emotional complexities they are feeling on a daily basis.

5 Key Developmental Traits and Phases of Emerging Adulthood:

  • Identity Exploration
  • Instability
  • Self-focus
  • Feeling In-between
  • Possibilities & Optimism

All groups are facilitated by Masters level licensed clinicians

  • All recreational therapy and educational activities are facilitated by certified recreational therapists and ABC level 1 certified cliniciansEach resident participates in 2 individual sessions and 1 family
  • Each resident participates in 2 individual sessions and 1 family session per week
  • Counselors carry a small case load for individualized attention
  • All sessions focus on increasing motivation for recovery and follow through with the recommended continuum of care

Therapists are educated and trained in the understanding of the developmental stage of Emerging Adulthood and the application of clinical interventions with Emerging Adults

all topics are linked to the 12-STEP PROGRAM

Counselors tie the clinical process experience to the 12 step principles for the patient individual to begin the process of understanding how it fits together to formulate a course to recovery

adventure BASED experiential THERAPIES

Multiple clinical staff hold dual Licensure/Certifications for appropriate clinical interventions

Who we serve

  • Young men who
  • Lacks direction and goals in the areas of:
    • Higher education
    • Employment
    • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Lacks financial independence

How does it work?

  • Immediate, short term and long term goal setting is done with the individual and their counselorGoals and reward structures are individualized for
  • Goals and reward structures are individualized for each patient resident and their familyIndividual, family and clinical collaboration
  • Individual, family and clinical collaboration increases motivation and participation in the therapeutic and recovery process

For more information or immediate confidential help, call 1-888-577-0012, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.