getting sober young Tag

Why is there always so much emphasis on "age-specific" sober living or treatment? Does it really make that much of a difference when choosing a recovery program, especially when there is such a large number of treatment centers and sober living environments that are neither gender nor age specific?

The catalyst for my sobriety began with a pregnancy test. The poetic irony in that instant was that I – someone who was entirely incapable of showing up for my own life – became someone who must show up for another human being’s life.

Getting sober young is not always an easy task. A lot of the time, young people struggling with addiction may not have reached the external lows that accompany decades of hard drug abuse. Just because the outside isn’t falling apart though doesn’t mean that the inside is doing well.