The adolescent and young adult brain has an overwhelming preoccupation with being accepted by friends and peers. This desire for acceptance and belonging is driven by the dopamine push. This excessive dopamine and lack of pre-frontal development make it extremely difficult for an adolescent or young adult to escape the overwhelming negative influence of friends and negative peer culture. Drugs and acceptance by friends, are almost inseparable. The larger the group = less influence by parents, therapists, staff and teachers. Our life coaches strive to form lasting relationships that cultivate connection and trust. Additionally, smaller groups mean everyone gets noticed. We’re better able to individualize in all areas of living. The Live Strong House 3:1 model provides the best setting for students to gain greater influence, receive personalized attention, and develop long-lasting intrinsic self-worth.