Why Choose Us

Discover the Claudia Black Center difference


Exclusively for Young Adults

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center provides an intensive, experientially based, 45-day treatment program for young adults ages 18 to 26. Renowned author, speaker, and trainer Dr. Claudia Black has been working with family systems and addictive disorders for decades and lends her vast expertise to everything we do.

What Sets Us Apart?

We know there are a variety of programs to choose from, and it can be hard to know what to look for. We are here to help those who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual diagnosis, or who have failed past addiction treatments. We provide a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers. Our young adults are guided along their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal for each person who comes through our doors is 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.

  • Clinical Leadership and daily involvement from Claudia Black, PhD, Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Center
  • Over 40 years of treatment experience for both trauma and addiction within The Meadows system
  • Our own proven Meadows Model
  • 24-hour nursing on campus
  • Extensive family involvement
  • Strong community focus with peer support
  • Phase-based programming
  • Brain Center offering neurofeedback
  • High staff-to-patient ratio
  • Weekly one-on-one sessions with a primary counselor, trauma therapist, and chief of psychiatry
  • In-depth trauma work using trauma-informed therapies
  • Focus on identifying and treating underlying causes
  • Integrated action-based experiential work

Multiphase Treatment

In today’s complex world, the transition to independence can become derailed by a number of factors. Our goal is to provide healing that restores hope and health to young adults who have lost focus and are unable to embrace their independence due to unresolved trauma, addiction, or other co-occurring issues.

A key to long-term recovery for young adults is finding a way to tap into an overall sense of purpose. We use a phased approach in our program to ensure safety, promote accountability, and assist patients in developing a sense of ownership of their recovery and leadership within the community. Those who have reached a stage of readiness might participate in off-campus community service activities, while those in the final stage of their treatment have the opportunity to lead our daily community meetings, providing them with a sense of empowerment and purpose.

Phase 1

Assessment, safety, and acclimation

Phase 2

Accountability, off-campus activities, and service work

Phase 3

Recovery ownership and community leadership

Young Adult Focus

Young adults ages 18 to 26 often find themselves feeling “in-between,” knowing they’ve moved past adolescence and are eager for independence. In many cases, though, they are still closely connected to their parents or other caregivers. The Claudia Black Young Adult Center understands the enormous complexity of how the human brain functions in this unique age group. We utilize proven treatment methods to help regulate our patients during the healing process, allowing them to embrace long-term recovery.

Dr. Whitney Howzell on the Blurred World of Young Adults

Community Life

Our team introduces fun into recovery in order to resonate with young adults, promoting interdependence and competency, allowing them to make informed choices. Being part of a community and participating in daily community meetings allows patients to:

  • Begin the day grounded
  • Hold themselves & others accountable
  • Ask for support
  • Improve communication skills
  • Reaffirm positive affirmations
  • Practice setting healthy boundaries
  • Set goals for the day

Family Role

Although one family member has been singled out for treatment, we recognize that the entire family is impacted. The willingness of family members to be involved in the treatment experience is critical to the patient’s recovery. That’s why we actively engage the family shortly after admission, integrating them into the treatment process. Our Family Week provides the chance for more in-depth work, and our treatment team is always available to provide additional guidance and support.


Our experienced, compassionate Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. Let our specialists help you create a road map to get you where you want to go: a healthier, more balanced, fulfilling place in life. When you call, you’ll be led through a series of questions to determine if the Claudia Black Young Adult Center is the right fit for your needs, and how soon your treatment can begin.

If you are interested in treatment for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out our convenient Admissions form!




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