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Residential Programs for Young Adults

Young adults are facing an escalating mental health crisis, reporting the highest stress and depression rates of any generation. To address this mental health crisis, the leadership of Newport Academy launched Newport Institute, a series of nationwide treatment centers that offer a full continuum of care for young men and women struggling with mental health issues and co-occurring conditions such as substance use disorders and eating disorders. Newport Institutes young adult residential treatment centers address the root causes of these symptoms. Our tailored residential programs for young adults support residents to achieve recovery that stands the test of time.

Finding a Purpose

Newport Institute’s residential treatment program for young adults is an evidence-based, tailored approach to providing clients ages 18 to 28 with the foundation, treatment, and support they need to overcome the problems they are facing and find a path forward.

Every individual who comes to Newport Institute’s residential treatment center for young adults has different needs and a different background. Some have unresolved trauma, eating disorders, or substance abuse issues. Many have tried residential programs for young adults with mental health or substance abuse treatment in the past, and it failed to make a difference. Others have simply lost focus or become overwhelmed by the pressures of growing up. The experienced staff of our residential treatment center for young adults nurtures our clients’ specific physical, psychological, and educational needs, offering three levels of care and a fully customizable range of activities—everything from career coaching to finance-management training to animal-assisted therapy (depending on location). Our excellent academic program is designed to positively impact young adults’ confidence, engagement, and sense of accomplishment—supporting their process of healing and recovery.

“A year ago, my life was black and grey and just dark, and now it is full of every color imaginable. There are still dark moments, but they get brighter every day. Newport is special because it works. The staff was always there when you needed something. There was never a moment when I felt alone.”

Sara, Newport Academy alumna

Dedicated Treatment Team

In the Newport Institute residential programs for young adults, our team of mental health leaders and addiction treatment professionals spans psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, eating disorder therapists, nurse practitioners, counselors, equine therapists, art therapists, music therapists, adventure therapists, registered dietitians, nutritionists, teachers, and private tutors—a growing roster of experts from all over the world, with a wide range of degrees and experience.

Our programs for struggling young adults are designed to help young people find their voice, accept constructive feedback, and develop self-esteem and self-acceptance. Gender-responsive environments allow young people to feel comfortable and build peer support, which is essential in the treatment and recovery process. Positive peer interaction can help them cultivate healthy boundaries, safely discuss sensitive issues, and develop strong relationships. Our seasoned therapeutic staff has decades of clinical experience in treating young adults, providing positive role modeling, and supporting residents as they transition from self-destruction to self-esteem.

What to Expect in Our Residential Treatment Program

What to Expect

Life in treatment can be challenging, but also incredibly fulfilling and joyful. Young adults coming to Newport Institute should pack clothes for both indoor therapy sessions and outdoor adventures, and prepare for a range of activities designed to help them reach their potential. On any given day of treatment at Newport Institute, our young adult residents experience opportunities to learn, thrive, and engage with supportive staff and peers. Services vary depending on treatment location.

Our comfortable ranch-style living areas are great places to get to know other residents, experts, and mentors through group therapy sessions

Our comfortable ranch-style living areas are great places to get to know other residents, experts, and mentors through group therapy sessions.

Nutritious meals are prepared by highly trained chefs and made with organic and local ingredients, including fruit and vegetables picked in our on-site gardens.

Learn the entire farm-to-table process by working as a team to help cultivate our gardens and tend to them weekly.

Discover the power of yoga and meditation through sessions conducted in our yurts and outdoor spaces.

Our Music Therapy sessions take place in dedicated music rooms. Bring your own instrument or learn to play a new one.

Our Music Therapy sessions take place in dedicated music rooms. Bring your own instrument or learn to play a new one.

Develop a healthy fitness routine at our on-site gyms, with personal trainers to ensure that each resident receives optimal support and advice.

Let your creativity flourish with Art Therapy sessions that give young adults the tools they need to express themselves and find their talents.

Adventure Therapy is as fun as it sounds. Get in touch with the great outdoors in our group hikes, rock climbs, cross-country ski sessions, and surf classes (location dependent).

Study and prepare for college or careers with our completely personalized life skills program developed by clinical and educational experts.

Let your creativity flourish with Art Therapy sessions that give young adults the tools they need to express themselves and find their talents.

Study and prepare for college or careers with our completely personalized education program, developed by experts in coordination with the student and school.

Study and prepare for college or careers with our completely personalized life skills program developed by clinical and educational experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sleeping arrangements like?

We offer comfortable gender-specific rooms with two beds, private bath, and all the amenities necessary to create a serene healing environment. Learn more about our young adult residential treatment center locations.

When I come to treatment, what should I bring with me?

Depending on your interests and treatment location, you might be getting private tutoring one day, and going rock climbing the next. Bring about 10 days’ worth of clothing suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities, including:

  • Jeans/slacks
  • Sweats/workout clothing
  • Shorts
  • Weatherproof jacket
  • Robe
  • Tennis shoes, sandals, boots
  • T-shirts and tops
  • Bathing suits

When packing, be mindful of which campus you’re heading to and the general weather conditions there. We have laundry facilities in each of our houses, so you’ll be able to wash your clothes while you’re here.

How often will I receive individual therapy at your residential treatment center?

As often as the treatment team feels is necessary—which could be once a day or a few times a week.

How will being in treatment impact my school attendance/school work?

Newport Institute can work with you to determine a schedule that best suits your current needs while supporting you during this important phase of life.

Will I be asked to do excessive chores while enrolled in the residential programs for young adults?

No. Your house will work together as a team, and daily chores will be split up among all residents.

Our comprehensive approach incorporates clinical, therapeutical, and holistic modalities.

The right environment is key for successful treatment.