Alcohol Addiction

While legal and widely available, repeated alcohol use has severe consequences


Why Choose Us?

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center provides intensive, experientially based inpatient treatment specifically tailored to young adults ages 18 to 26 using our proven Meadows Model. Those who come through our doors may be struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, drug or alcohol addiction, mental health conditions, or a dual diagnosis. Our team of treatment professionals is equipped to help them address those issues with healing that happens among their peers. But we’re not just treating conditions, we’re treating people, and we’re also here to help them discover who they’re meant to be.

Effects of Alcohol Addiction

  • Behavioral changes
  • Shrinkage of the frontal lobes of the brain
  • Headache/hangover
  • Blackouts
  • Damage to the heart, liver, and stomach
  • Slurred speech
  • Infertility/sexual dysfunction
  • Lung infections
  • Thinning of bones
  • Changes in coordination
  • Impaired judgment/risk tolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Birth defects in children
  • Weight gain
  • Broken capillaries on the nose and face
  • Q Is the treatment facility licensed and well-equipped?


    The Claudia Black Young Adult Center is a fully licensed, comprehensive inpatient treatment program with a long history of successful outcomes. CBC has a gold seal from The Joint Commission signifying national quality approval, is LegitScript-certified, and NABH accredited.

  • Q Does the facility have a program that incorporates holistic practices?


    The Meadows believes in treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. We offer a variety of complimentary, regulatory activities that enrich the recovery process, including acupuncture, meditation, yoga, tai chi, and mindfulness.

  • Q Does the Claudia Black Center offer medical detoxification services if necessary?


    Yes. We are able to safely detox patients on our campus with 24-hour clinical supervision.

  • Q What is detox?


    The detoxification clears toxins or harmful substances from the body. While detox may initially be uncomfortable, our staff employs a variety of methods to lessen any discomfort while carefully monitoring each patient during the process. 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 or contact our Admissions Team to find out if you’re a fit for our program. Detox can be dangerous if not supervised by a qualified medical practitioner.

  • Q How long have you been offering this kind of service?


    The Meadows was created as an addiction treatment center more than 45 years ago at a former dude ranch in the Sonoran desert northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. Since that time, we have added programs for eating disorders, sex addiction, love addiction, and young adults. Trauma is also a main component of our treatment approach. Our long history and stellar reputation ensure that we are able to attract the most skilled treatment professionals (who also happen to be caring and compassionate people).

  • Q How competent are the staff and employees?


    Patients at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center benefit from a multi-disciplinary team of providers, including a psychiatric specialist, a medical doctor, 24-hour nursing, licensed master’s and doctoral level therapists as well as other highly trained professionals.

Dr. Claudia Black

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work with family systems and addictive disorders, Dr. Claudia Black’s passion to help young adults overcome obstacles and strengthen families is the foundation of what we do here. Her work with children impacted by drug and alcohol addiction fueled the advancement of the codependency and developmental trauma fields, and today she is actively involved in this groundbreaking treatment program that bears her name.

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Treatment Methodologies

The most successful treatment combines a diverse range of powerful methodologies to foster support, discovery, and healing. Techniques like Somatic Experiencing®, neurofeedback, and holistic options work together to address the whole person. The Meadows Model at the core of our program is based on our own Pia Mellody’s groundbreaking Developmental Model of Immaturity. Our highly trained team sees you as more than just a diagnosis and works to create a personalized treatment plan designed to unlock the greatest potential for healing and growth.

  • EMDR

What to Expect When You Call

When you or a loved one needs help, it can be hard to know where to turn. We understand. That’s why we have highly trained admissions specialists ready to walk you through every step of the process. It all starts with a free, brief, and confidential screening. During your initial call, we’ll gather some basic information that includes:

  • The current issues that prompted the call
  • Basic demographics
  • Treatment history


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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