SIZE MATTERS

LIVE STRONG HOUSE RTC SETTING

Size matters. Why?

The adolescent and young adult brain has an overwhelming preoccupation to be accepted by their friends. This desire for acceptance means everything to them. Why? A young man’s brain has what is known as the “dopamine push.” This excessive dopamine and lack of pre-frontal control within the brain makes it almost impossible for an adolescent or young adult boy not to be dramatically influenced by friends and negative peer culture. Drugs and acceptance by friends are almost inseparable. Therefore, the larger the group = less influence by parents, therapists, and teachers. Our life coaches want to form lasting relationships with our students. Additionally, smaller groups mean we can individualize and streamline education, therapy, vocational skills. The Live Strong House 3:1 model provides the best setting for students to gain great influence, receive personalized attention, and make long-lasting change.