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Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Teens & Young Adults in Virginia

Virginia “The Commonwealth of Virginia” is known as the “Birthplace of a Nation”. Known for it’s beautiful landscape, proximity to Washington DC and rich history Virginia is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Much like the rest of the country, Virginia is dealing with an increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2018, 1,193 people died from overdoses in Virginia. In addition to opioid addiction, alcohol and marijuana abuse also effects Virginians negatively.

Statistics such as these can be difficult to read. Despite the disheartening information above, Virginia offers many therapeutic and community resources for those struggling with substance abuse, as well as their families.

What to Look For in a Drug Rehab Treatment Center

Making the decision to seek out substance abuse services is a big step – but choosing a treatment center can be an overwhelming and difficult process. At Sandstone Care, we believe that treatment must be individualized in order to best meet the needs of our clients.

Some things to look for when seeking out a treatment center include:

  • Licensing & Accreditation
    Treatment programs are licensed by the Behavioral Health Administration of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent organization that bases accreditation on the ability to demonstrate quality, results, and value. The Behavioral Health Administration is a state-run organization that provides licensing to agencies that office treatment for substance use disorders. Organizations that have a license from OBH must undergo regular inspections and follow the rules and guidelines laid out in the Virginia Department of Regulations. Sandstone Care is a licensed and accredited substance use care provider.
  • Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
    Many people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder like depression or anxiety. For clients who have a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnoses, it is important that the treatment provided addresses the person as a whole. This includes mental health concerns, not just active addiction. Sandstone Care strives to understand the impact that pre-existing mental health disorders have on addiction.
  • Qualified & Credentialed Treatment Team
    There are nationally recognized standards for professionals who provide care for people with substance use disorders. It’s important that the treatment program you choose has a multidisciplinary team that has the proper credentials:

    • Therapist
    • Psychiatrist
    • Medical Doctor
    • Nursing Staff
    • Addiction Counselor
    • Psychologist
  • Use of Evidence-Based Practices
    Evidence-Based Practices are therapeutic modalities that have been proven to work through scientific research. Some of these practices are utilized by Sandstone Care:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Experiential Therapy
    • Family Systems Therapy
  • Medical Detox
    Medical detox can be provided in a hospital setting before entering a treatment program, but it is preferable to seek services in a facility that specializes in detox.
  • Length of Program
    Every treatment center differs with the length of their programs, but it’s good to have an estimate of how long a program is before making a commitment. Additionally, your insurance benefits has guidelines about length of stay based on level of treatment. We treat our clients individually. Because of this, we cannot give a definitive answer about how long someone will be in our program. We can, however, conduct an in-person assessment and estimate how long would be best for you to stay, and what level of care would be the most beneficial for you.

Local Virginia Resources


Known for its historic downtown center called Old Town, home to boutiques, restaurants, antique stores and theaters, draws those who live in Alexandria and visitors alike.


This city is home to the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon.


Fairfax County borders both the City of Alexandria and Arlington County and is home to 1.1 million people, making it the most populous county in Virginia.


Rife with history, culture, and natural beauty, sitting just 33 miles northwest, Leesburg is a suburb of Washington D.C.


The town of McLean is located in Fairfax County, which borders both the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. Due to its proximity to Washington DC, it’s home to many US intelligence agencies including the CIA.


Reston was ranked as Best Place to Live in Virginia by Money Magazine in 2018 and placed 7th as best places to live in America.


Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is home to many government–federal, state, and local agencies including the US Court of Appeals.


Our nation’s capital is adjacent to Virginia and is a main source of employment for those living in Virginia.

Sandstone Care’s Maryland Drug & Alcohol Resource Centers

Sandstone Care provides age-specific treatment that is designed to meet the needs of teens, young adults, and their families. Our goal is to help them overcome challenges relating to substance use, addiction, and mental health conditions. We strive to provide the motivation, tools, steps, and community that will produce lasting outcomes.