FAQ

At the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, our treatment program helps young adults cope with their problems by addressing the core issues behind addictions and other conditions. We work to resolve the core issues in order to end the resulting maladaptive behaviors. Our programs treat addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and other behavioral problems.

What is "Rehab"?

Rehab or rehabilitation" is any form of treatment or therapy for individuals who abuse substances. Rehab can also refer to a broad range of approaches used to treat a variety of emotional and physical problems.

At the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, our rehabilitation program helps people cope with their problems and addresses the core issues behind their maladaptive behavior. We work to resolve the root problem to end the resulting problematic behaviors.

In addition to treating addictions, we also have programs to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders and other behavioral problems.

How do I know if I need rehab/treatment?

If you cannot manage or control your life because of an addiction or compulsive behavior, you may require rehab or treatment. Problem behaviors persist even when addicts are aware of the negative impact of their addiction. When a person starts to show signs of addiction, it is best to seek professional help.

What is detox?

Detox or detoxification is clearing toxins or harmful substances from the body. A detox may be done by taking supplements or drinking liquids made specifically for detoxification, fasting and/or eating prescribed foods. This flushing of toxins is vital for an individual's health and stability. While detox may initially be uncomfortable, there are ways to lessen the discomfort. Detox can be dangerous if not supervised by a qualified medical practitioner. Detox addresses the physical issues that come with addiction. Once a patient undergoes detox from alcohol or drugs, they are then ready to begin the psychological journey of recovery. Different addictions call for different treatments. In order to find out what is optimal for you, discuss your situation with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a therapist, addictions counselor, psychiatrist or medical doctor.

Here are a few questions you can ask about a facility's programs and services:

  • Is the treatment facility licensed and well equipped?
  • How long has it been offering this kind of service?
  • How competent are the staff and employees?
  • What is the ratio of staff to patients?
  • Is 24-hour nursing available?
  • Are the programs able to adequately address my problem or addiction?
  • Does the program address specific issues, such as core trauma?
  • Can the staff administer medical detoxification services, if necessary?
  • Do the treatments follow 12-step models or programs?
  • Can I opt for individual care?
  • Does the facility embrace the use of Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) methodologies?
  • Does the program have a family-based component?
  • Does the treatment include equine therapy?
  • Has the facility's treatment model been tested over time?
  • Does the facility have a holistic program that incorporates practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupuncture or Meditation?

Can I leave rehab once admitted?

To ensure that treatment is successful, most rehab facilities don't allow patients to leave unless accompanied by staff. In most cases, facilities are unlocked, however, locked facilities do exist for patients who need to be in a secure environment (those who try to escape, become hostile, threaten the safety of staff or other patients, etc.).

How long will I have to be in rehab?

When you undergo rehab, it's important to stay for the duration of the treatment program. Detox may be included if you are addicted to substances or if you display compulsive behaviors. A typical rehab program lasts anywhere from 28 to 45 days.

What exactly is inpatient treatment?

Inpatient treatment provides care 24 hours a day. Sometimes, it is better to be taken out of your home environment in order to focus on recovery. After an extensive evaluation, a group of therapists, counselors and psychologists devise a personalized treatment plan. The treatment plan is based on the patient's diagnosis, interests and personality, and usually consists of group meetings and 12-step programs, along with specific therapies such as expressive arts or equine therapy.

How do I know if I need an outpatient or inpatient rehab program?

If you aren’t showing progress in an outpatient program, or if it becomes unsafe for you to remain in an outpatient program, you should be admitted to an inpatient facility.

What are some signs of addiction?

The following are common symptoms of addiction:

  • The need to continue or increase use of the substance in order to achieve the desired effect.
  • Experiencing withdrawal when you don’t get the substance often enough.
  • Focusing your social life or work life around using the substance.
  • Extreme mood changes: experiencing extreme happiness, sadness or anxiety.
  • Sleeping noticeably more or less than usual - usually at abnormal times of the day or night.
  • Experiencing changes in your energy level.
  • Extreme weight loss or gain.
  • Lying to cover up your substance use.
  • Stealing the substance or money to buy the substance.
  • General demeanor of secretiveness, being careful about what you say to friends or family.

Should my family be involved in my treatment?

Family involvement is crucial during the recovery process. Most treatment facilities have a set period of time for the family to visit and participate in workshops or lectures. Addiction often stems from issues within the family, so it’s essential to understand family dynamics and provide a space for the family to communicate and heal. Not only does this help the healing process for the patient, but it helps the entire family, too.

What is The Claudia Black Young Adult Center's success rate? How do I know that I'll be "cured"?

Most addictions, no matter what kind, have no definitive “cure”- only ongoing recovery. At the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, we base our success rate on our high rate in three factors: the number of alumni who recommend our program to friends and relatives; the number of referrals we get from other treatment facilities; and the number of patients referred to us by therapists and other medical practitioners.

Who are Senior Fellows?

Our Senior Fellows are industry experts with decades of research and experience who help the executive team refine The Meadows Model. The Senior Fellows also provide specialized education to staff members, healthcare professionals, clients, family members and alumni through The Claudia Black Young Adult Center's workshops. Our Senior Fellows include: Dr. Claudia Black; Pia Mellody; John Bradshaw; Dr. Peter Levine; Dr. Bessel van der Kolk; and Dr. Shelley Uram.

Is the Claudia Black Young Adult Center rehab program covered by my insurance?

As with any medical facility, coverage depends on your insurance plan. You should call your insurance provider to secure information about your plan. If your plan doesn’t cover the cost of our program, we are happy to help arrange financing options.

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for young adults ages 18 – 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. Dr. Claudia Black - renowned author, speaker, and trainer who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s - is the clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center.

In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, young adults are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals 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. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6075.

Our staff have an expert understanding in both in-network and out-of-network benefits:


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