Young Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Frequently Asked Questions


Peruse a few of our FAQs or request a call 24/7


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Where are you located?

Newport Institute has locations across the country. Please call us at 855-895-4468 (international: +1-714-798-9320) so we can determine the best facility for you from a clinical and geographic perspective.

How do I determine what type of residential treatment center is best?

We have Admissions experts available and are always standing by to help you determine what treatment approach will work best for you. Get started to schedule your complimentary call.

Can I have visitors?

Yes, we have family and friends visitation on weekends.

What are other clients like who are in your program?

The young people we treat at Newport Institute are bright, creative individuals who have been impacted by mental health issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, eating issues, and/or substance use.

What is the average length of stay?

Treatment time varies according to each individual’s treatment needs and goals.

Who will be providing treatment?

Each individual treatment team may consist of medical staff, clinicians, therapists, and experiential therapy practitioners who specialize in treating trauma and mental health disorders, including registered nutritionists, equine therapists, adventure therapists, yoga practitioners, and Reiki practitioners, among others.

Who owns and operates Newport Institute?

Newport Healthcare is the parent company of Newport Academy for teens and Newport Institute for young adults. Meet our visionary leadership team focused on the future of behavioral healthcare.

What levels of care do you provide?

Newport Institute offers residential treatment, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, outpatient programs, and a Continuing Care program that provides as-needed support via online technology following your time on campus with us.

Does Newport Institute have an academic or mentorship program?

We work with universities and continuing education to ensure that academic progress is not hindered during treatment and that each individual undergoing treatment has optimal chances for success. Our approach to academic completion and vocational preparation is to focus on areas of strength and passion so young people can find purpose and meaning in their education. While we also help in areas where added assistance is needed, we believe existing skills should be bolstered as well.

What are the sleeping arrangements like?

In our residential facilities, we offer comfortable gender-specific rooms with two beds, private bath, and all the amenities necessary to create a serene healing environment. Visit our campuses virtually or in person.

Where can I get answers to questions not addressed here?

Call us anytime at 855-895-4468. We are always here to help!


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Which Newport Institute program is right for me?

Whether to seek treatment is one of the most difficult decisions that you or a loved one may face. It is not a decision you should have to make on your own. We offer confidential, 24/7 support with a dedicated team to discuss the options and next steps to help you achieve your goals.

What is a residential treatment center?

residential treatment center (RTC), sometimes called a rehab, is a live-in healthcare facility providing therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other behavioral issues. A residential treatment center at Newport Institute is a loving, caring sanctuary for you to heal, reset, establish a healthy regimen, and find a new lease on life. Our environments are surrounded by nature, with beautiful hiking trails and peaceful outdoor sanctuaries. There are gardens on all of our properties, and we serve nourishing farm-to-table meals. Therapeutic sessions take place as part of an integrated approach that is customized to serve each unique individual. Consider this your home for healing.

How long does rehab last?

Residential treatment for young adults requires an adequate period of time to generate sustainable change. The minimum length of residential treatment depends on the type and extend of a person’s individual challenges, but studies show that outcomes are better when an individual stays in residential treatment for three months or more with a continuum of care lasting up to a year.

Can I continue my experiential therapy when I transition to an outpatient program?

Yes, all experiential elements of care from residential programs can be continued alongside outpatient care, including (but not limited to) animal-assisted therapy, music therapy, yoga, and guided meditation.

How often will I receive individual therapy?

As often as your personalized treatment team feels is necessary—which could be once a day to a few times a week.

How will it impact my school or work?

Newport Institute can work with you to determine a schedule that best suits your current needs while supporting you during this important phase of life.

Will I be asked to do chores while in the program?

Yes, but your house will work together as a team, and daily chores will be split up among all residents.

Do I have to be in residential treatment first?

Not necessarily. Newport Institute’s healthcare advisors can help you assess your options and determine the best path forward. Our staff is available 24/7 to discuss your needs and help you decide which program is right for your family.

What is the Life Skills program like at Newport Institute?

Newport Institute’s Life Skills Program is designed to enhance executive functioning, support career development, and build practical skills. Young adults work with career mentors, academic tutors, and educational therapists
to begin forging a path that ignites enthusiasm and hope for the future.

Do you provide gender-specific treatment?

Yes. Research and our experience show that treatment is more effective when young adults have the opportunity to focus completely on their own healing, without distraction.

What is the role of the family in treatment?

Family members are expected to be involved throughout the treatment process when deemed clinically appropriate by your treatment team. Because mental health concerns affect the entire family system and support network, not just the individual, sustainable healing and recovery include repairing family and other relationships that have been disrupted.

Insurance & Payment

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Does Newport Institute take insurance?

Newport Institute works with most major insurance health plans to optimize access to care. We take great pride in the fact that we have a full-time, in-house team dedicated to supporting you and your loved ones through what can, at times, be a complicated financing process of securing insurance coverage. Schedule a complimentary call with one of our Admissions experts to learn more about your coverage.

What if my insurance isn’t accepted?

Private pay is a viable option in the event that you do not have insurance that covers behavioral healthcare, or if your balance after insurance benefits adds up to something that you cannot afford. We will work with you and your insurance provider to find a viable solution. Connecting you with the help you need, when you need it, is our top priority!

Will my and my family’s confidentiality be protected?

Absolutely. From your very first phone with one of our Admissions Experts, your treatment is 100% confidential. Please see our comprehensive privacy policy for details on your medical records and privacy.

Will Newport Institute collaborate with my current therapist?

Yes. We feel this is an absolutely crucial part of what we do. We often speak one-on-one with professionals about specific program details. We know that your current therapist can offer invaluable insight to your team at Newport Institute.

How much does Newport Institute cost?

When considering seeking mental health treatment, for you or a loved one, you are making an investment in a positive mental and wellness transformation that will last a lifetime. Addiction and other mental issues are challenging and when left untreated can become overwhelming. We provide the tools and infrastructure that help you to face the complexities of day-to-day life head on, and to experience healing that will ultimately be life changing.

Treatment cost can be influenced by many factors, including:

  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Recommended length of stay in the facility
  • Specialized services requirements
  • The individual’s mental health insurance coverage or preferred payment options.

The Newport Institute Experience

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What sets the Newport Institute programs apart?

Newport Institute’s team includes some of the country’s leading experts in clinical, medical, and experiential therapy. Our programs emphasize mindfulness-based relapse-prevention programs that are specifically tailored to the individual, based on evidence and experience, to help achieve the best possible outcome. Our focus is not only on immediate recovery, but also on achieving sustainable results that rebuild family relationships and lead to success in life.

All of Newport Institute’s family therapists are trained in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and recognize how important it is for the family to be involved in the recovery process. We also offer family education services, including weekly and monthly parent support groups. These sessions can be an invaluable resource to help parents understand how best to navigate the treatment journey, with the guidance of others who have gone through the process and achieved success.

What will my average day be like?

The daily schedule at Newport Institute reflects our integrated approach to treatment, involving a wide range of modalities and experiences. On any given day, you may participate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Music Therapy, Equine Therapy, Adventure Therapy, martial arts, yoga and meditation, and many other dynamic activities. In our residential program, you also have ongoing opportunities to process your learning and inner growth in both individual and group therapy sessions. In addition, the daily schedule provides time for academic and life-skills work, and includes meals eaten family-style with peers and staff. Life in treatment can be challenging, but also incredibly fulfilling, inspiring, and joyful.

What should I bring with me?

Bring about 10 days’ worth of clothing suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as items needed for experiential therapy including

  • Jeans/slacks
  • Sweats/workout clothing
  • Shorts
  • Weatherproof jacket
  • Robe
  • Tennis shoes, sandals, boots
  • T-shirts and blouses
  • Bathing suits

When packing, be mindful of which campus you’re heading to and the general weather conditions there. We have laundry facilities in each of our houses, so you’ll be able to wash your clothes while you’re here.

For Professionals

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What do physicians and medical staff provide at Newport Institute locations?

Comprehensive assessments and examinations are conducted with our physicians and psychiatrists. Newport Institute locations are staffed by experienced nurses. For urgent and emergency medical and psychiatric care needs, we refer residential patients to local resources, such as acute care hospitals or specialty physicians and physicians.

What if a patient needs psychiatric help?

Our psychiatrists assess clients’ mental health status and can provide psychiatric referral services such as medication management. Psychologists, licensed family therapists, experiential therapists, and social workers are also available for residential locations to provide additional support. Our intake counselors gather mental health backgrounds during the assessment process, and with the permission of the client, discuss their needs with their outside mental healthcare provider.

Our programs are proven to achieve positive outcomes in healing mental health and substance abuse disorders. However, we are not a locked psychiatric hospital, and if your client’s condition is too severe to be safely accommodated at Newport Institute, we will place a referral to treatment for your young adult to another provider.

What kinds of disorders do you treat?

At Newport Institute, we treat young adults who are seeking positive growth and recovery from maladaptive and self-destructive behaviors, including

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse and other addictions, including sex addiction
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Multiple Personality Disorder
  • Anger issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia
  • Phobias.

Please see a comprehensive listing of the diagnoses we treat.

Who should I contact regarding my client who is in treatment?

The Newport Institute Outreach Team is always available. You can contact them through our Contact Us form.

What is Newport Institute’s patient-to-counselor ratio?

Upon admission to one of our residential treatment centers, each young adult is assigned up to an eight-person treatment team that develops a personalized program to ensure positive growth and sustainable healing. The treatment team consists of:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Individual Therapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Medical Doctor/Pediatrician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Recovery Counselor
  • Clinical Director, who oversees the Treatment Team.