Treatment Works: Why Young Adults Shouldn’t Expect Big Results If They're Not Willing to Put in the Work


Treatment Works: Why Young Adults Shouldn’t Expect Big Results If They're Not Willing to Put in the WorkYoung adults who are suffering with addiction often struggle with the fact that they have to work incredibly hard to overcome their issue.  Many of them naively believe that it will be an easy and fast process, so it can be a wake-up call when they show up to treatment and realize that addiction is not an easy problem to fix, and that it will take effort. 

When young adults do realize that they are ready to commit to the process of getting better, they can expect results that will change their lives.  Lion’s Gate Recovery can help them achieve this by providing the therapy and resources they need to move past addiction, so call us today at 866-471-9476.

Getting Better with Professional Assistance

It’s easy for teens to get lazy with their treatment.  Overcoming addiction, or any other issue that calls for professional assistance, requires discipline, hard work, and dedication.  Addicts need to have these character traits instilled in them to be able to fix their problems, which is why so many of them find it more difficult than they thought it would be to get treated.  It is a common misconception that you will be able to simply show up and get better, but this is not the case.  Treatment definitely brings success, but it requires patients to put in the time and commit themselves to the process.  This is why parents who decide to seek professional help for their teens need to let them know that they will see results, they just can’t expect it to be easy or immediate.  However, most therapeutic options use the proper counseling that gives addicts the motivation to keep going and dedicate themselves to getting better. If teenagers can put the effort in, they can expect life-changing results.

Finding the Right Kind of Help

At Lion’s Gate Recovery, we understand how difficult it is for young adult addicts to get better, which is why our program has been changed and shaped to offer the best help possible.  If your son or daughter needs assistance, please call us today.


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals