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On Thursday, Oct. 29, Sandstone Care’s Academic and Vocational Director Ben Digati, MA, and Community Outreach Associate Nancy Brittain, MSW, presented on substance abuse to a group of over 750 high schoolers at Regis Jesuit High School. Nancy presented some statistics on teen substance use as well as providing information on adolescent brain development and how it is impacted by substance use. Ben shared some of his personal recovery story and talked about the development of courage and vulnerability as antidotes to internal and external pressures to use.

It was inspiring to see how engaged the students were during the presentation and the number of students who came up following the assembly to share gratitude and personal stories. Part of the Sandstone Care ethos is to be a community resource, and we look forward to many more presentations at interested schools and organizations. A big thank you to our hosts at Regis Jesuit, which has a top-notch counseling team and administration. Substance abuse is a problem that happens in the best of communities, and we love the proactive stance Regis is taking towards prevention and education at their school.

About Sandstone Care

Sandstone Care is a Denver, Colorado-based treatment program for young adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Sandstone Care offers a full continuum of outpatient care including Extended Care, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, and General Outpatient Programs for young adults (ages 18-30) and adolescents (ages 13-18). Sandstone Care believes that successful outcomes are achieved through a systemic, evidence-based approach that addresses the entire individual as well as their environment – this means providing academic & vocational support to help individuals achieve their goals and discover their strengths, family participation to educate and support the entire family system, psychiatric and dietitian evaluations and support to promote a healthy mind and body, as well as community-based activities along with the more traditional evidence-based group and individual therapy. If you or a loved one needs additional support, call our confidential line, at 888-850-1890 or fill out the form on our website, and our admissions team will be able to answer any questions as well as guide you and your loved ones toward the path of long lasting recovery. For more information, visit: