We treat drug and alcohol addiction in a safe and medically supported manner. Our highly qualified team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and behavior technicians are able to address substance abuse as well as co-occurring mental health and trauma issues.
Our medical detox and residential treatment program typically lasts from 14 – 21 days. Clients generally are in the Medical Detox phase for 3 – 7 days, until they receive medical clearance and are allowed to join in the residential portion of the program.
The program offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe stabilization from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Once medically cleared and stabilized with the detox program, you’ll then transition to our inpatient programming.
This is where immersive clinical programming begins with process groups, psychoeducation groups, individual therapy, experiential activities, and recovery community meetings.
Clients are also provided with a robust and highly customized aftercare plan tailored to each client’s specific needs. Detox & inpatient residential treatment prepares you to transition into our services if you are a young adult or to our treatment partners for those above 30.
Detoxification can be medically-supervised in either an outpatient or an inpatient setting. Generally when people talk about “medical detox,” they are referring to an acute care inpatient program, where medical help is available 24/7.
Sometimes treatment involves taking prescription medications to help the body taper off or reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes it simply involves monitoring a person to make sure that no complications arise.
Situations where you may need Inpatient, Medically-Supervised Detox include:
Alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening and medical professionals should supervise alcohol detox in cases of severe dependence.
Sudden cessation of this class of drugs can be lethal. Withdrawal should be medically supervised in an outpatient setting at minimum.
You May be Able to Detox from Substances in an Outpatient Setting in the Following Situations:
If you are unsure whether it is safe for you or your loved one to cut back or quit using substances without medical supervision, get a professional substance abuse and mental health assessment.
We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.
You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.
No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.
We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.
Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.
The first 48 hours in detox are crucial, and your comfort and safety during that stage is our highest priority. Once you are stabilized, full medical, psychiatric, and psychological assessments are completed, so we can get to know you and ensure that we have a completely clear picture of how we can help you in your recovery journey.
While your assessment and treatment plan is 100% customized and tailored to your unique needs, the following are some of the topics that your assessment process will cover:
In addition to an initial evaluation with our Nurse Practitioner, you will be assessed every four hours by a member of our nursing team. This nursing assessment includes checking vital signs, monitoring withdrawal symptoms, and administering medications as needed.
You will have an initial evaluation of your substance use to make sure that your treatment team has all of the information they need to take care of you in the best way possible.
This information will be gathered again later during the biopsychosocial assessment, which is completed by a therapist or certified addiction counselor.
Each day, you will have a one-on-one check in with a therapist or counselor to evaluate your mental and emotional status, as well as any symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other mental health disorders you may be struggling with.
During the biopsychosocial assessment, you are asked to provide in-depth information about the history of family medical, mental health, and substance use disorders to help inform medical and clinical recommendations and treatment planning.
You will meet with our psychiatric nurse practitioner for an initial evaluation of your mental health and psychiatric status. This evaluation will determine whether or not psychiatric medications would be useful in the management of any symptoms and diagnoses.
It’s important for the medical and clinical staff to know what medications you have been on in the past. If medications are prescribed by the medical team at Colorado Springs Detox Center, regular assessments of medication effectiveness will be completed in order to ensure we are providing the best and most effective care possible.
The discharge planning team works with you individually to build a discharge plan that is unique to you. Depending on your specific needs, they may be given referrals for residential, extended care, or outpatient programs for ongoing aftercare support.
Leaving treatment can be overwhelming. Whether you are nervous about encountering old triggers or aren’t sure what type of treatment you need after detox, our discharge process will ensure that you and your loved ones feel confident about taking the next step.
With personalized plans and outpatient treatment options, you can move forward in a direction that is tailored to your needs. Our discharge planning team knows the right questions to ask, and they will collaborate with you to make a plan that is centered on your goals and your challenges.
Your discharge plan will help you to you keep the momentum you made during treatment and apply your new tools directly into your daily life.
Depression is more than just feeling down for a few days — symptoms are long lasting and can affect you in many ways.
Anxiety disorders are thought patterns of fear, dread, and uneasiness that affect other aspects of your life.
Trauma is the emotional response to a specfic event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.
ADHD is marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impullisve behaviors, and over-activity.
Not only are we experts in safe medical detox, but we also believe in treating the whole person. You may have mental health challenges alongside your addiction, and our staff is trained to identify and treat those conditions.
Because there can be an overlap in symptoms between drug use and mental health disorders, it’s very important to accurately assess and treat both challenges together. Some symptoms of mental health disorders can make addiction recovery more difficult as you try to self-medicate.
By using holistic medical detox methods that take your mental struggles into account, you can reach long-lasting recovery and feel like yourself again.
Our commitment to our clients’ lasting success and recovery helps us continually exceed licensing standards of care throughout the industry.
We offer 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe and comfortable stabilization followed by a comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs.
Our residential program offers six hours of therapeutic group per day, two individual therapy sessions per week with a licensed therapist, and 24/7 clinical support.
Sandstone Care is not a stand alone detox. In addition to our residential program, we have a full continuum of care with varying outpatient treatment programs designed to meet your unique situation and needs.
TV’s in rooms, high staff to client ratio, chef-prepared meals, ample green space, and uncompromised support from every staff person.
From the moment you are admitted into our center, we begin to work with you on a discharge plan that includes referrals and a warm hand-off to another treatment center.
During the first few days of a drug and alcohol detox, rest is extremely important. Clients ease into their mornings with scheduled time specifically for waking up, getting ready for the day, breakfast, and meeting with a member of the medical team. The nursing staff spends time with each client individually in order to check their vital signs, assess their withdrawal symptoms, and administer any medications that were prescribed.
After completing their morning routine, clients are invited to join staff and their peers in the common area for morning group. This is a time for clients to share how they’re feeling emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually, and for staff to assess the needs of each client.
Discussions are led by a licensed therapist or addiction counselor and range from topics like self-esteem, relationships, and trust, to relapse prevention and life changes.
Lunch is prepared daily by our on-site culinary team and is served family style. An important part of the addiction treatment and recovery process is receiving proper nutrition to begin healing both body and mind.
After lunch, clients are invited to join our clinical staff and their peers in the afternoon group. Topics covered include mindfulness, life skills, managing cravings, and coping skills.
After dinner, clients are invited to join a sober member of the community for an on-site recovery meeting. These community-led meetings rotate between 12-Step, SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery.
After the addiction recovery meeting is finished, clients are given time to wind down. This is a time for clients to talk with each other, journal, and connect with their family members via phone.
Before lights out, medications are administered as needed and clients have time to check in with medical staff before they’re asked to gather for a short Nightly Reflection. This group session is led by a member of the behavioral health team and is an opportunity for clients to focus on gratitude and reflect on the events of their day.
Clients are asked to share how they’re doing mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They are also given the opportunity to make any amends to their peers or staff for things that were said or done during the day.
While you stabilize, your team works with you on a discharge plan, making recommendations to help you stay on your path of sobriety. Our discharge planner will help you find a therapist or treatment center, make necessary phone calls, and help you set up appointments.
Our medical and clinical teams can support medication management needs to help clients get stabilized on appropriate medications. In addition, the comprehensive assessment process supports identifying key areas of focus that will be considered as part of the discharge and aftercare planning process.
We don’t leave you to figure out your substance-free life on your own. Your care team supports you beyond withdrawal, helping you with life skills, family concerns, and even taking you to off-site recovery meetings. Whatever it takes to get you ready for the next step in successful treatment, we’re there to provide it.
The Continuum of Care
Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
Detoxing from substances can be difficult to do on your own. You may have even used substances before just to avoid the way withdrawal symptoms made you feel. Without proper medical support, withdrawal can be dangerous and even life-threatening.
Our treatment approach includes using medication to help with your symptoms and ensure your safety. You will have around-the-clock nursing care to make sure that you are safe, comfortable, and fully supported.
Alcohol is a widely consumed central nervous system depressant and can cause relaxation, impaired judgment, coordination difficulties, and long-term medical problems such as liver damage.
Heroin is a highly addictive opioid drug derived from morphine. Its use can result in intense euphoria, pain relief, and sedation. However, it carries significant risks, including respiratory depression.
Benzodiazepines are a class of prescription medications primarily used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. They produce calming effects, but prolonged use or misuse can lead to bodily harm and cognitive impairment.
Hallucinogens encompass a group of substances like ayahuasca, DMT, LSD, Peyote, and psilocybin. They alter perception, mood, and cognition, often resulting in auditory or visual hallucinations.
Kratom, derived from an evergreen tree, is known for its stimulant and sedative effects. When ingested, it can cause mild euphoria. It’s risks, including dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and potential interactions with other drugs.
MDMA, is a synthetically made drug that acts as both as a hallucinogen and a stimulant. It’s risks include dehydration, increased body temperature, and neurotoxicity. It is also referred to as, X, Molly, or Ecstasy.
Cocaine is a potent stimulant derived from a South American plant. It provides intense euphoria, and heightened alertness. Risks involve cardiovascular complications and potential overdose.
Methadone is a synthetic opioid used for opioid addiction and chronic pain. It aids recovery by reducing cravings and supporting stabilization. Misuse can lead to overdose and respiratory depression.
We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.