An evidence-based, individualized treatment
program for adolescents and young adults
Sandstone Care is a Colorado-based treatment program for adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Sandstone Care offers a continuum of care including Extended Care Residential, Day Treatment, and Intensive Outpatient Programs for adolescents ages 13-18 and young adults ages 18-30 in Denver and Boulder, CO. We believe that successful outcomes are achieved through a systemic, evidence-based approach that addresses the entire person as well as their environment. This means providing academic and vocational support to help our clients achieve their goals and discover their strengths, weekly family participation to educate and support the entire family system, initial evaluation and follow up touch points with our psychiatrist and dietitian to support a healthy mind and body, weekly community-based activities, and evidence-based group and individual therapy. Sandstone Care understands that teens and young adults have unique needs and strengths, and our program is tailored to be developmentally appropriate and relevant.
The Extended Care Treatment Program is designed for individuals stepping down from residential treatment to help them solidify their commitment to sobriety in early recovery and achieve long-term, sustainable recovery. Extended Care is comprised of both Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient programming and is typically a 90 to 120 day treatment process.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (“IOP”) is a 60 to 90 day treatment program catered to individuals who are stepping down from day treatment or residential programs, are in early recovery and refining their skills to support sustainable recovery, or who are struggling but have the skills and stability to maintain a school and work schedule in addition to being in treatment. Sandstone Care’s IOP consists of over 17 hours of weekly programming.
Families are a critical component of lasting recovery for adolescents and young adults. Sandstone Care provides support and education for family members with a loved one in treatment, and also involves them in the essential process of exploring how family dynamics can help or hinder recovery. Sandstone Care works directly with families throughout the treatment episode through individual family therapy, multi-family groups, and family recovery support services. We provide families with the tools they need to feel empowered, healthy and hopeful.
Mental health concerns and substance abuse / addiction frequently go hand-in-hand. People who abuse drugs and alcohol commonly suffer from conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more. Proper diagnosis of underlying mental health concerns is a necessary precursor to effective treatment planning. Sandstone Care’s Medical Director works directly with individuals with a dual diagnosis and collaborates closely with the broader treatment team to address these core issues.
Too often, care for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders is fragmented, or may address one small piece of the puzzle at a time. Sandstone Care recognizes that taking a holistic approach to treatment is critical to successfully addressing the underlying issues that may be attributing to substance use and addiction. As a result, our multidisciplinary team works closely together to develop a cohesive treatment plan, that simultaneously addresses the psychological, relational, and physiological needs of an individual. For more information about our experienced treatment team, CLICK HERE.
At Sandstone Care, we do more than just help clients stop abusing substances. We guide them through the discovery of passions that fill their lives with meaningful challenges and accomplishments. One of the ways we do this is through ongoing academic and vocational support. For our younger clients, this programming focuses more on homework help, tutoring, mentoring, and near- & long-term goal setting. For the young adults, the program tends to be more vocationally oriented, with the goal of helping the individual attain a job, develop or excel in their career, or re-enroll in college. Life skills coaching is a fundamental component of this programming for both the adolescents and young adults.
The ultimate goal of the program is to create a new, sustainable, joyful and meaningful way of life. Sandstone Care has dedicated resources and clinical staff to help our clients identify classes, jobs, sports, and other activities that help individuals connect to vibrant and inspiring communities. These new communities are often the key to supporting a new, healthy lifestyle.
Take the step to get help for you or your loved one today. Our programs are dedicated to addressing the entire individual, strengthening their lifestyle, environment, and health in order to achieve a brighter future.
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