We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
Navigating life as a teenager can be challenging, especially when it involves drugs and alcohol. As a caring parent, you understand the importance of providing your teen with positive influences and a supportive community. Residential programs give your child the opportunity to connect with understanding peers in a structured environment.
You will be included throughout the entire treatment process. The fallout of addiction reaches far beyond the person struggling with substance use, and our family group therapies are focused on empowering your entire family to be able to heal together.
“Sandstone helped me to dig deep… and it taught me how to have a relationship with myself and relationships with others again. I was able to take the mask off, and I don’t have to put it back on.”
Watch Jesse detail how he took the leap to recover from addiction and find himself again. Discover the skills he learned during his time with Sandstone, including accountability for actions, self-sufficiency, and emotional regulation that allowed him to claim control over his life and stay sober.
With care from caring counselors and staff trained in addiction recovery, Jesse had access to the tools he needed to break the cycle and focus on his sobriety. By tailoring treatment to the unique needs of patients like Jesse, we create an environment that fosters growth, healing, and the development of a strong support network.
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.
At Sandstone Care, we believe in personalized and specialized care. Unlike generic treatment approaches, we understand that each individual’s circumstances are unique.
Through thorough assessments, our licensed therapists, medical professionals, and experienced staff gain a deep understanding of your background, challenges, and goals. Comprehensive programming, therapy, and education, equips your family with the necessary tools to support your loved ones’ recovery journey.
With our comprehensive continuum of care, you’ll receive the right level of support at each stage of recovery. Whether you need high-support care, or a few hours of outpatient treatment a week, our expert team will collaborate with you to find what works best for you.
COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT
At Sandstone Care, we understand how difficult it can be to find relief from addiction. We also know the importance of providing a safe, supportive environment for you to heal at our Chesapeake treatment center near Rockville. That’s why we design open, beautifully lit, and comforting spaces that help you and your loved ones focus on recovery.
Our dual-diagnosis residential treatment center for youth is situated just 20 minutes west of Annapolis, in the serene area of Chesapeake, MD. Our facility is in a peaceful cul-de-sac, surrounded by ample green space, which will provide your teen the sense of privacy and tranquility they need to recover from their struggles with substance use.
Whether you are in Baltimore or Frederick County, we have the rehab programs and residential living environment your teenager needs to start feeling like themselves again.
Take a virtual tour of our Maryland Teen Rehab Center below and learn more about our accreditations in Maryland.
We are committed to every client’s lasting success. Our commitment to the families who trust us with their care is what has helped us attain accreditation and exceed licensing standards of care within the industry.
Dealing with substance use issues can be an overwhelming and complicated journey, especially for more vulnerable adolescents. At our teen drug rehab center, we understand the importance of addressing these issues before they escalate, and we offer a wide range of comprehensive treatment options to support teens on their path to recovery.
As a leading residential treatment center for youth in Maryland, our top priority is your teen’s recovery and overall well-being. We believe every teenager deserves personalized, compassionate health services and support during their journey to recovery.
That’s why our team of experts employs evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches to create individualized treatment plans, including dual-diagnosis treatment, that cater to each client’s unique needs.
Whether your teen is seeking addiction treatment for marijuana, alcohol, opioid, or stimulant use, we have specialized drug and alcohol rehab options to address their needs. Our team of healthcare professionals is committed to providing them with a safe and supportive environment that fosters healing and personal growth.
Marijuana has become a way to self-medicate for underlying issues and it’s easy to become dependent on its use.
Studies have found that binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are problematic among young people.
Opioid misuse occurs when a person uses heroin or misuses prescription pain relievers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine.
Commonly abused stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription stimulants, like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta.
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 specific event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.
ADHD is marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, and over-activity.
At our accredited inpatient rehab facilities in Maryland, we offer a peaceful, home-like environment that’s conducive to healing.
Evidence-based means that a treatment has been researched both from academic and scientific perspectives and has been proven effective in the treatment of mental health disorders with substance use.
Your teen deserves treatment that is as unique as they are. We offer a full day of group programming that always keeps your teen’s specific needs in mind. Each day provides a structured curriculum to ensure a productive healing process including:
In order to heal, your teen needs a strong start to the day. Mornings at Chesapeake start early, with a wake-up time of 7:00 am. Teens are given adequate time to get ready for the day before they’re asked to come downstairs for breakfast.
Once the teens have eaten a nutritious breakfast, they meet as a group to have a morning check-in.
As your teen goes through treatment, they will experience a lot of thoughts and feelings. Our program ensures they have plenty of opportunities to share their experiences in a healthy way to help them navigate this important growing process.
The morning therapeutic group check-in is a time for everyone to share with the house what they’re feeling, briefly discuss their goals for the day, and anything else they feel is important to discuss.
The remaining of the morning is spent on academics in the onsite classroom. We know it’s important for teens to stay on top of their academic workload which is why we employ certified and credentialed teachers.
These teachers guide teens through assignments, provide one-on-one academic support, and teach important life skills such as organization, decision making, hygiene, vocational aspirations, and money management.
Recovery involves more than stopping symptoms or becoming sober, your teen will learn how to have a healthy relationship with both their body and mind.
After the teens eat a chef-prepared, healthy community-style meal, they engage in an hour of daily fitness. Staying active is an important part of mental and physical wellness, and is sometimes overlooked in substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.
Fitness activities vary day to day, but often include walking or hiking, yoga, and Crossfit. After fitness, teens sit down with one of the therapists for the afternoon process group.
The weekly group program curriculum is themed, and covers different topics each day (for example, drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or relapse prevention). Teens are asked to share their thoughts, experiences, and emotions about things like self-discovery, relationships, emotional wellness, and living life differently.
Art therapy, journaling, traditional talk therapy, music, experiential activities, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are all utilized throughout the week as teens explore themselves and take a closer look at what brought them to this point in their lives.
Your teen will be given time to relax and process the steps they are taking every day so that they can heal without feeling overwhelmed.
Dinner is served family style, with staff and clients sitting down to eat together and engaging in positive conversations. After dinner, teens are given time to work on homework, journal, and decompress from their day.
Depending on the day, they will participate in yoga, psychoeducation groups, art and music therapy, tai chi, or an evening hike. Before lights out, they have one last group check-in.
This gives teens a chance to go over the goals that they set for the day, make any amends they feel are necessary, talk about the positive things that happened during the day, and share with the group any difficult emotions they are feeling.
Sleep is important for everyone, but especially for teens. Experts recommend that the average teen get between 8.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night, so the days end just in time for teens to get a good night of sleep.
Weekends include opportunities for teens to connect with family through a call or teletherapy treatment services, participate in off-site group activities, enjoy time to themselves, or work on homework.
Family time, fun time, and time to oneself is an integral part of the weeks’ activities and aids in a balanced healing process.
We want to make sure teens are feeling refreshed and recharged going into each new week.
In order to make the biggest impact on a teen’s life, we confront issues that all teens face, but some are just unable to cope with.
Your teen faces several challenges as they find who they are. Beyond substance use and mental health struggles, they also need to learn how to express themselves, excel at their academic career, and master the life skills they need when they move away from home. At our rehab in Crownsville, MD, we work to help them with all of these with the following activities:
Just because a teen is struggling with mental health, trauma, or substance use doesn’t mean they aren’t so much more.
Our residential mental health program addresses every aspect of their lives, from physical and mental health to relationships and schooling. The holistic approach we take at our residential treatment program for teens ensures we treat more than symptoms to create lasting, positive change.
Your teen will have the opportunity to repair and reinvent their relationships with themselves, with their loved ones, and with the world around them through balanced and personalized treatment plans that leave nothing behind.
My child is almost done with their program and I’ve seen a huge difference.
Our scientifically proven and evidence-based treatment process continues to earn national praise and foster relationships with the following:
Immanuel Jones shares his survival story from suicide attempt to suicide prevention tips, and helping young people cope with mental health issues.
Erika Alhashmi LPC warns about the danger of teens self-diagnosing their mental health disorders on TikTok.
Peter King LCPC, explains how Sandstone Care provides age-specific, not gender-specific treatment for teens and adults in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Our teenage recovery center focuses on our four group process topics that help teens understand they have the resources they need to heal themselves. By learning to look inward, outward, upward, and forward, they will have a structured path to changing their habits to set a strong foundation for a healthy future.
During the “looking inward” week, your teen will focus on self-discovery and looking at their true identity.
The groups during this week will cover topics like labels, core values, beliefs, how they identify themselves, how others define them, and other topics revolving around who they are as people.
The main focus of week two is relationships. Your teen will take a closer look at the importance of boundaries, types of communication, identifying support systems, dating, and familial relationships.
During week three, your teen will focus on cognitive function and emotional wellness using evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Topics for this week include things like adolescent brain development, mindfulness, forgiveness, acceptance, healing from trauma, nutrition, emotional regulation, and self-expression.
Our expert staff will work personally with your teen to help set an aftercare plan, including their transition from the residential program. The main focus of week four is implementing everything they have learned so that they can live life differently.
The goal of this week is to support your teenager and set them up for success as they transition from being in a residential setting to returning back home.
Some week four topics include, making and maintaining good decisions and creating a declaration of self-acceptance,
No one knows your teen better than you, so we keep you involved in your teens treatment every step of the way.
Parents have the opportunity to participate weekly in their teen’s treatment through family therapy sessions that occur via phone or teleconference. When loved ones are involved in treatment, our staff provides them with the tools they need to help their teen reach long-lasting change.
Your teen’s primary therapist will connect with you weekly to provide you with updates on how the teen is doing in treatment.
This includes how the teen is responding to therapy, any medication changes, interactions with other teens, and how much they are participating in activities.
We have felt included and supported and are so grateful for the care they’ve provided to our son at such a vulnerable and scary time.
Sandstone Care understands the importance of involving and providing support for the entire family, not just the member of the family who is in treatment.
Addiction and mental health issues often causes conflict, tension, and dysfunction within the family system. Parents may become co-dependent on another family member or become enablers of their teen’s substance use without even realizing it.
When your teen is struggling with anxiety or depression and/or begins using or abusing substances, it doesn’t just affect them, it affects your whole family.
If your teen is resistant to recovery, you will be empowered with skills that help you foster recovery and avoid enabling your teen.
You and your family members will be counseled on how to hold firm boundaries that promote healthy relationships, and appropriate ways to take care of yourselves during challenging times.
One of the biggest goals of our program is to shift perspective in order to encourage change and understanding for all members of your family with consistent and clear communication.
Our staff are here to help restore lives and they don’t take that job lightly.
Team members are all fully credentialed, incredibly caring, and always willing to chat. Each resident is assigned a multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, individual therapist, family therapist, nurses, teacher, and recovery counselors to help them succeed.
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 treatment, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
Our goal is to provide the most helpful information. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions. We are here to help in any way we can.
Sandstone Care has certified teachers onsite at each of our locations to help support teens with schoolwork. While we are not an accredited school that your child can graduate from, we do provide structured academic support as part of our program. This includes helping individuals through tutoring, homework assistance, college application prep, grade recovery, and educational mentoring.
The teens at Sandstone Care are bright and creative spirits who have been impacted by mental health struggles and drug addiction. Typically, they are struggling with, or have experienced, anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or substance use. Teens with a history of violence, teens that are actively suicidal or psychotic, teens that have a severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, or teens that exhibit behavioral issues that would disrupt the treatment milieu are not appropriate for Sandstone Care. Each teen is carefully screened by the admissions team, the treatment team, the Program Director, and if needed, the Executive Clinical Director and Medical Director for appropriateness.
The amount of treatment needed varies greatly and depends on one’s individual needs. At Sandstone Care, we believe that treatment providers should treat our clients as a whole person instead of just treating their substance use disorder or mental health disorders in isolation. Our program is individualized to meet those specific needs and as such the length of stay may vary. The need for medication assisted treatment will also be taken into account. Navigate to one of our specific teen treatment programs to see the standard timeline for our mental health and substance abuse treatment.
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We help teens and their families overcome challenges with drugs, alcohol, mental health issues, trauma, and addiction in Crownsville, Maryland.
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.