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Treatment for Recovering Youth Program

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What Is TRY?

TRY stands for Treatment for Recovering Youth. It is a unique program that has been specifically designed by Vertava Health Clinical and Medical Leadership Team to address the unique needs and developmental issues associated with substance dependence in 18- to 24-year-olds.

Who Can Benefit From the TRY Program?

TRY is for patients aged 18-24 who struggle with substance use disorders (SUDs) and would benefit from a 24-hour residential treatment setting. Patients receive daily clinical treatment to improve their SUD-related symptoms and prepare for a life of recovery outside of treatment. We utilize evidence-based treatment modalities to address changing negative thoughts and behaviors, skill-building practices for recovery and relapse prevention, and mindfulness meditation.

How Does TRY Work?

Upon admission, TRY patients will have several assessments, including an alcohol and drug-specific assessment, nursing assessment, history and physical assessment by a medical provider, and a biopsychosocial assessment by a licensed therapist. Psychiatrist consultations are also provided as needed.

Where is TRY Available?

TRY at Vertava Health is offered exclusively at Vertava Health – Massachusetts, a beautiful campus located in the Berkshire Mountains.

All individuals admitted to our TRY Program will receive weekly and daily therapeutic services. These include:


  • Group therapy
  • Case management
  • Medication management (as needed)


  • Individual therapy (more as recommended)
  • Family therapy
  • Medical evaluation

Patients also have access to 24/7 clinical and medical Support. Our care team, which includes case managers, recovery coaches, nurses, therapists, and medical supervisory staff, is available on-site or via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to our clinical and medical programming, patients participating in the TRY Program will engage in various forms of creative expression, outdoor recreation, and team-building activities specifically designed to aid TRY patients on their road to recovery.

What To Expect From Treatment in the TRY Program

Learn Life Skills

We understand that TRY patients are tasked with getting and staying sober while also navigating pivotal years in their life. Through our Group Modules, patients can learn how to write a resume, apply for school or a job, and manage their finances to ensure they have a solid foundation for their life in recovery.

Build Healthy Relationships

Through treatment, our TRY patients will understand the impact SUD can have on a family, how to recognize and prevent interpersonal violence, and the role that adverse childhood experiences may have on their SUD.

Practice Healthy Socialization

It can be challenging to return sober to a world where unhealthy habits surrounded you. We equip our patients by teaching safe social media practices, harm reduction skills, and lessons in sexuality so they can feel safe and secure when they return to life outside of treatment.

Develop a Healthy Lifestyle

When TRY patients leave our treatment, they will be equipped with the skills they need to have sober fun, find activities for when they have downtime, and prevent relapse. Additionally, they’ll understand the role of nutrition, spirituality, stress, and mental health in their recovery.

Find Time for Fitness

TRY patients are encouraged to find the fitness outlet that works for them. With a fully equipped gym, yoga classes, outdoor nature walks, certified ropes course, and a basketball court, there is something for everyone.

Expression Through Art and Nature

TRY patients will learn new ways to express themselves, slow their minds, and find new focus through art therapy, gardening, cooking workshops, and music.

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If you or a loved one are interested in the TRY Program at Vertava Health, contact us at 888.655.0289 for more information. You may also reach us online using our online form.