Young Adults


North Brunswick

More so than ever before, young adults are living at home with their parents while struggling to hold a job, stay in college, or form lasting relationships. Many have trouble with life transitions and have not learned to function independently.

Because of these and other unique challenges, young adults are also at the epicenter of a national opiate addiction epidemic, and many are self-medicating to fight depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. They represent the fastest growing patient population at Princeton House Behavioral Health.

Our Young Adult programs can help young adults ages 18 through the mid-20s who are struggling with mental health issues or addiction. Treatment includes:

  • A comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist
  • Individual assessments and sessions
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Group therapy that features coping and life skills training and creative arts therapy
  • Family groups
  • Medication monitoring

Young adults tend to have better treatment outcomes in programs tailored to their unique needs because of common life experiences and stressors that are different from adults. Sessions focus on age-appropriate topics like school work, relationships, substance abuse, and other issues facing young adults.

Both inpatient and outpatient programs are available. Please use the tabs above to view specific information for each program.

One of the few of its kind in New Jersey, our Young Adult Inpatient Program provides medical detoxification and addiction recovery services for young men and women ages 18 through the mid-20s at our main inpatient campus in Princeton. These intensive, short-term treatment services are designed for those who are chemically dependent and require treatment within a 24-hour, inpatient substance abuse treatment setting. The program also serves those with some mental health problems co-occurring with a primary addiction.

OUTPATIENT LOCATIONS: Princeton/Adults, Hamilton, North Brunswick, Moorestown    

Our Young Adult Program offers treatment services for young men and women ages 18 through the mid-20s who are coping with mental health problems and some substance abuse issues that are negatively affecting their sense of well-being and overall functioning. We work closely and collaboratively with patients’ schools, colleges, and universities throughout the course of treatment.

Through this program, we help young adults to:

  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Develop healthy, adaptive coping skills in response to triggers
  • Create life goals
  • Foster independence
  • Maintain medication therapy
  • Watch for warning signs and symptoms
  • Seek connections to mental health/social supports
  • Interact positively with family

Depending on needs, treatment options include:

  • Partial hospital program: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week
  • Intensive outpatient program: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three days per week

Lunch is provided for full-day programs, and free transportation may be available within defined areas.