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Cascade Canyon Admissions Process

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Needing help to overcome addiction is nothing to be ashamed of. As a parent, you want the best for your children, and finding out they are struggling with substance use or mental health can be devastating for the entire family.

Realizing that your teen is in need of substance abuse or mental health treatment can be a difficult conclusion to come to. That's why we make our process to get into Cascade Canyon Teen Residential as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Whether it's from your child, spouse, or yourself, you may be faced with some denial when it comes to the topic of your child using drugs or alcohol. It's natural for your teen or young adult to experience feelings of shame, anger, distrust, sadness, and many other emotions.

It can be a struggle for your child to accept that they are struggling, they have a dependence or addiction, and that what they're doing is dangerous.

The first step is to get into an open and honest conversation with your child. Let them know that you are here for support and that help is out there, no matter how bad the problem is.

Then, make the first call - the admissions team in Colorado can help get your child on track to enter residential treatment at Cascade Canyon. Give us a call at the number below talk about Cascade Canyon Teen Residential or any of our other programs.

Next Steps

Admissions Process

Once a parent or family of a teen reaches out to Sandstone Care about teen residential treatment at Cascade Canyon, our devoted team of caring admissions coordinators will take some time to listen to what’s been going on in your teen's life.

This begins the assessment process and is referred to as a “pre-screen” portion of the process.

After pre-screen, the primary therapist, nurse practitioner, and program director at Cascade Canyon will consult with each other to make sure our program is the best fit for your teen and your family.

Being confirmed as a candidate is just the beginning of what our team does to prepare for your teen’s stay with us. We make sure to consult with any clinicians or other treatment programs your teen has been engaged with prior to being admitted to our program so that we can get a full picture of the clinical and medical history.

Verifying Your Insurance or Payment Method

It will only take a few minutes to verify your insurance coverage. After you have submitted the form, a Sandstone Care admissions counselor will get in touch within one business day.

The admissions team will go over what's going on, your insurance benefits, our programming options, and the next steps to admissions. No one likes a surprise when it comes to insurance coverage or billing - we'll keep you involved throughout the process. Click below to begin the insurance verification process.

Arriving at Cascade Canyon

Our Cascade Canyon center in Cascade, CO places a huge emphasis on the involvement of family members in the program. We believe that when one member of the family unit is struggling, it affects the entire family, which is why we provide support and guidance for the entire family during your teen’s stay with us.

Upon arriving at Cascade Canyon, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and introduced to the program director Amanda Porter. You will also meet your teen's therapist and a member of our nursing team. We will take some time to talk with you as a family about the program and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

After meeting as a family, your teen will have complete their initial evaluation with our primary therapist which is a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment that reviews mental health history, family dynamics, medications, trauma, and academic status.

Following completion of the assessment, your teen will then settle into their bedroom, meet their peers, and explore the lodge. In total, the intake and assessment time can take up to two (2) hours to complete.

The First 24 Hours

Within the first 24 hours, your teen will meet with one of our psychiatrists to undergo a psychiatric evaluation; this includes completing a comprehensive mental health evaluation and a review of any current and prospective medications which may be helpful in managing their mental health symptoms.

Your teen will also meet with our Family Nurse Practitioner, Savanna Klippel, in order to make sure that they do not have any physical medical concerns that need to be addressed.

We provide comprehensive clinical programming designed to build your teen up and help them come to terms with the things they’re dealing with. The first 24 hours in a new place can be scary and intimidating, but our highly trained clinical staff is there to help guide your teen, and the rest of your family, through this difficult process.

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