Many rehab programs focus on teens and adolescents. That works for younger clients, but what about adults who also need help? At Fort Behavioral Health, we provide an adult addiction recovery program designed for the needs of adults. Many therapists agree that customizing addiction treatment can improve your chances of long-term recovery. Learn more about substance abuse treatment for adults in Dallas, TX today by calling 844.332.1807 or completing our online form.

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Adults

When planning drug and alcohol recovery programs, experts take into account the developmental needs of different populations. This often involves specific treatment for different genders, ages, and backgrounds. Therefore, the diagnosis in treatment for adult clients varies significantly from those of teenage clients.

Adults have different physical and mental needs than children and require a completely different perspective in substance addiction treatment. In addition, teenagers trying drugs or alcohol for the first time have different physiological and psychological considerations than adults who have struggled with alcohol or drug use disorders their entire lives.

Adult-specific programs at Fort Behavioral Health include:

  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy

Treating Adults at Fort Behavioral Health

Treating adults differs from treating adolescence in many ways. For example, younger adults focus more on peer groups and family relationships than adolescents. Meanwhile, older adults may require more intensive therapy due to long-term alcohol and drug use disorders.

Adults in recovery may also have spouses and family that become an essential part of the equation for recovery. In comparison, adolescents and teens often remain dependent on their families after leaving recovery. This places a burden on the parents to provide an alcohol and drug-free zone to support their children in recovery.

However, for adults in recovery, family distractions include the necessity of finding a job and interpersonal relationships with children and spouses, which addiction tends to complicate. Therefore, adult substance abuse treatments may consist of more job skills and life skills than those for adolescents and teens, which take academic goals into account.

Treatment Types and Placement

The options for adult treatment include:

  • Outpatient treatment might work for adults who still have full-time jobs or family obligations that prevent them from attending in-patient programs. Outpatient programs also provide more flexibility for single parents who need to take care of children or aging parents at night.
  • In-patient treatment works well for those with long-term or severe addictions. However, it also involves a residential stay at a treatment facility. Substance abuse treatment for adults is more likely to involve long-term alcohol or drug abuse. For older adults, the pattern of addiction and treatment may go back years or decades.
  • Medically managed treatment programs can help adults in crisis deal with the severe withdrawal symptoms of certain substances such as opiates and alcohol. Again, long-term use becomes a focal point when it comes to the severity of withdrawal symptoms. For example, if you have been a heavy drinker for many years, your withdrawal symptoms may include tremors, hallucinations, and life-threatening complications.

Learn More About Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Adults at Fort Behavioral Health

At Fort Behavioral Health, we take the specific needs of adults in mind when designing holistic and evidence-based treatment programs. Additionally, counselors and medical professionals at our facility understand the unique needs of adults when it comes to prescribing medication assistance for withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Even if you have been stuck in addiction for years, it’s always worth another try to reclaim your life.

Contact our Fort Behavioral Health team by calling 844.332.1807 or completing our online form today to learn more about substance abuse treatment for adults in Dallas, TX.


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