Starlite Recovery Center has the distinction of offering a full continuum of treatment programs for young men (18-28 years of age) that are struggling with issues of substance abuse and independent living.
Young men who struggle with addiction and other closely-related issues often face an even more difficult transition to adulthood than their peers who do not abuse drugs or alcohol. In order to address the unique needs of these young men, Starlite has developed the Neoteric Program.
‘Neoteric’ is a Latin word meaning new, young, or modern. This exceptional track is a 45-day program with activities specifically tailored to the needs and interests of this specific population. A dedicated team works closely with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan that provides education on the disease of addiction, helps uncover the barriers to success, and creates a roadmap for lifelong recovery.
The curriculum used with Neoteric clients focuses on recovery from chemical dependency as well as the development of independent, sober-living skills and teaches the skills needed to successfully re-enter life.
With a ropes course, hiking, fishing, kayaking, equine therapy, organized sports, and more, this highly-experiential program helps young men face their substance use issues head-on and prepares them to re-enter the world as healthy, happy, well-adjusted young men.
According to Amy Swetnam, executive director of Starlite Recovery Center, “when young men are engaged in meaningful activities and are able to discover a passion and develop goals for their lives, research shows that treatment outcomes are greatly improved. In other words, with Starlite’s Neoteric program, young men learn that not only can they live without using drugs and alcohol, they can also have a great deal of fun and find a new purpose for their lives.”
To help Neoterics understand what it truly means to live one day at a time in recovery, Starlite Recovery Center works closely with other young adults who have struggled with addiction in the past and are now living clean and sober. These young people provide support and speak candidly on how their lives have been enriched by a life in recovery.
At Starlite, we have created a relaxed, judgment-free environment. Along with their newfound sobriety, Neoterics practice the necessary skills that allow them to leave the program as confident, contributing members of their communities.
According to Swetnam, “here at Starlite, the participants of the Neoteric program learn how to fill their time with positive things and participate in sober activities. This program truly helps young men take that next step on their personal road to lifelong recovery.”