We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
Sandstone Care Teen Rehab Center is specifically designed for teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Our whole-person treatment program helps teens learn healthy coping skills and resiliency.
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.
COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT
The residential treatment center is conveniently located 20 minutes west of Annapolis, near Chesapeake, MD. Our homes are located in a cul-de-sac with plenty of privacy and green space.
It is our passion and commitment to every client’s lasting success that has helped us attain accreditation and exceed licensing standards of care within the industry.
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 for 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.
“Available on short notice via text and phone. Very accommodating, professional, and knowledgeable.”
We provide an intimate clinical environment with smaller group sizes and a maximum census of 22.
Our teen residential campus is located in a quiet neighborhood on a cul-de-sac and spans across 6 acres of wooded properties.
We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent long lasting recovery.
Though guests typically stay 45-60 days, your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.
Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the entire family system.
We want clients to get the most out of life and that means doing their best in the classroom.
We do this because we believe in treating the client as a whole person and not just treating their current symptoms. In addition to various therapeutic modalities, teens will also engage in the following activities:
Just because a teen is struggling with mental health, trauma, and/or substance use doesn’t mean they aren’t so much more.
Our program addresses every aspect of their lives, from their physical and mental health to their relationships and schooling. This holistic approach ensures we treat more than symptoms to create lasting, positive change.
Our schedule was created around the use of evidence-based practices conducted in our peaceful, home-like environment. 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.
We offer a full day of group programming while keeping the teen’s specific needs in mind. Each day provides a structured curriculum to ensure a productive healing process including:
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.
This 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.
After the teens eat a chef prepared, healthy community style lunch, 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 curriculim is themed, and covers different topics each day. 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.
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 session, 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.
Our program is centered around our four group process topics that help teens understand they have the resources they need to heal themselves.
During the “looking inward” week, teens 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. Teens will take a closer look at the importance of boundaries, types of communication, identifying support systems, dating, and familial relationships.
During week three, teens focus on cognitive function and emotional wellness.
Topics for this week include things like brain development, mindfulness, forgiveness, acceptance, healing from trauma, nutrition, emotional regulation, and self-expression.
The main focus of week four is implementing and living life differently.
The goal of this week is to support clients 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,
Parents have the opportunity to participate weekly in their teen’s treatment through family therapy sessions that occur via phone or teleconference.
Additionally, the primary therapist connects with parents weekly, providing 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.
Sandstone Care understands the importance of involving and providing support for the entire family, not just the symptomatic member of the family.
This 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 a teen is struggling with anxiety or depression and/or begins using or abusing substances, it doesn’t just affect them, it affects the family as a whole.
In cases of resistant teens, family members are empowered with skills that help them foster recovery and avoid enabling their teen.
Family members are counseled on how to hold firm boundaries that promote healthy relationships, and appropriate ways to take care of themselves through 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 the family.
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, nurse(s), teacher, and recovery counselor(s) 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 sober living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
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 issues. 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 and 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 in treating 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. Navigate to one of our specific teen treatment programs to see the standard timeline for each.
While parent involvement is a critical component of our program, Sandstone Care is committed to the health and safety of our clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are limiting in person visits and utilizing video chats and teletherapy.