Treatment for Young People

Young people face unique challenges. They are in a period of major life transitions and struggle to gain independence. It’s a time of experimentation, building identities, making sense of the world, and finding purpose.

Evo’s alternative and holistic treatment is specially catered to students and young adults over 18. Evo works for young people because the core of the program is respect. The program is tailored to the unique needs of each client, looking at the whole person rather than just the focusing on the drug use or problematic behaviors.

Many families find that Evo is a program young people actually want to attend. 

I’ve been in therapy before and I’ve never wanted to go.
But I do want to come here because I don’t feel judged.
— Client
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Why Evo Works for Young People

  • Stay in school and keep working. At Evo, clients don't have to put their lives on pause for treatment. The program is designed for young people to make concrete changes into their lives with minimal disruption to work or school. We believe that integration leads to long-term success.

  • You don't have to stop to start. Evo understands that it’s important to meet young people where they are. And, though 90% of all substance addictions start in adolescence, most illegal drug addictions ending by age 30. At Evo, clients do not have to commit to a lifetime of sobriety at a young age if it is not necessary. Instead, clinicians work with clients goals that work for them, whether they include complete abstinence or moderation.

  • No judgment or moralizing. We don't see young people as sick or broken, and we don't think "tough love" works. Instead, we provide compassionate, loving care. We believe clients are doing their best, even when it is most challenging.

“You’ll never know what an impact you’ve made on our family.”
— Mother of client

Evo’s program combines individual and group sessions that center around three components:

  • Therapy - Core to Evo’s therapeutic approach is respect. Therapists work collaboratively with clients to transform the narratives and open up new possibilities— around substance use and beyond.

  • Somatics - Somatic work is a holistic therapeutic approach that addresses the relationship between the mind and body. This provides new tools for clients to manage flight or fight responses.

  • Engagement - Purpose is a powerful antidote to addiction. Clients receive one-on-one life coaching sessions to help them take practical steps to bring meaning into their everyday life.

Call today for a free, confidential consultation - 310-205-6991