Situated close to Baltimore, MD and D.C., Columbia, Maryland is located in Howard County and is a vibrant city with a thriving art and music community as well as several gorgeous parks and lakes.
As you begin the process of searching for the best treatment program for yourself or a loved on, there are a lot of factors to consider. You don’t need to travel out of state to get high quality treatment as there are great options locally in Maryland.
Determining what level of care is necessary can be extremely overwhelming. Talking to a knowledgeable treatment and mental health professional can help assess your needs, and guide you to resources that would be best for you.
Located roughly twenty miles from Columbia, Maryland is our North Bethesda office. This is where we hold our intensive outpatient program, partial hospitalization program, clinical assessments, and parent support group.
11820 Parklawn Dr. #403, Rockville, Maryland, 20852301-321-7362
11820 Parklawn Dr. #400, Rockville, Maryland, 20852301-786-0392
2020 Martins Grant Ct., Crownsville, Maryland, 21032667-458-6880
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15100 Enterprise Court, Suite 300, Chantilly, Virginia, 20151703-686-5753
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Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have a life, so we offer a more personal experience than you would find anywhere else.
Our commitment to our clients’ lasting success and recovery helps us continually exceed licensing standards of care throughout the industry.
The Continuum of Care
Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living program, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
5-21 days of 24/7 on-site medical supervision.
Our Medically-Assisted Detox and Inpatient Center offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe recovery from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.
60-90 days of on-site 24/7 treatment.
We offer two residential treatment centers designed specifically for teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and co-occurring mental health disorders. We help teens learn a healthy way to handle the daily challenges of their lives. We provide an intimate serene environment with smaller group sizes and a focus on strengthening the family unit. We provide robust academic support by certified teachers to ensure clients stay up to date on their coursework.
Our Transitional Living Program is for young adult men and women ages 18-30. This comprehensive care integrates evidence-based clinical programming with a safe and substance-free living environment. Our homes help clients establish a supportive community and accountability, while increasing independence and personal responsibility.
2-4 weeks of on-site day treatment.
Our age-specific Day Treatment program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care that offers five days of robust programming a week. Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help clients to stabilize, begin to understand their mental health and/or addiction struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help our clients become more like the person they want to be, without using negative coping strategies or substances to get there.
8-12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.
Our Age-Specific IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address our client’s needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming. Our mood disorder track we are able to focus on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. Our dual diagnosis track we are able to support client’s with substance use and mental health challenges. Each focuses on developing positive social, academic, and vocational habits while continuing with their job or school responsibilities.
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.
The Right Program: A detailed interview and assessment process with a clinical professional. Look for an organization that assesses physical and mental health, as well as qualifications for your loved one’s specific needs. Make sure the organization you’re considering has skilled experience with the the drawbacks your loved on is facing.
If the organization isn’t right for your substance abuse treatment, ask if they have referrals for a more appropriate fit.
Professional Team: Look for a licensed, experienced organization that focuses on a team-oriented approach, working together to support each client and their family. Find a team that includes individual and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, and dietitians.
A highly credentialed team taking a holistic approach to care is critical to achieving successful outcomes from substance abuse and addiction treatments.
Safety: An organization that focuses on participant safety, both physical and emotional. Many people will discover through the treatment process that abstinence from all substances is the best choice for them. Through this journey, it is important to support participants in staying safe and reducing harm.
Find a support system you trust to aid your substance abuse and addiction treatment.
Mental Health and Trauma Training: Drug abuse and addiction generally co-occur with a mental health or trauma experience. It is important that a treatment program has the ability to treat not only substance abuse but also underlying mental health concerns and trauma.
Ideally, a program would have a psychiatrist on staff, and staff trained in trauma-informed care. A good support system believes recovery and healing are two sides of the same coin, and both are necessary for long-lasting success.
An Individualized Program: An organization that tailors the experience to the individual and their unique needs. Find a team that sees you or your loved one as a person and creates a support program based on what is needed. True change from substance abuse and addiction treatment comes from authentic connection and genuine investment.
Strengths Based: An approach that focuses on what is working and nurtures those activities, patterns, and behaviors to encourage health and vibrancy.
Evidence-Based Care: An organization that draws on research and time-tested practices for the best possible outcome. Research or ask about the therapy methods they use in addition treatment.
Family Oriented: Any large life challenge always affects and is impacted by the surrounding system. Find an organization that supports and integrates the whole family. No one walks the road to recovery alone.
Our 24/7 Medically supervised detox and inpatient program lasts 5-21 days.
We understand that you have your own unique story, so once you are safely stabilized, we listen to you about what has been going on and perform medical and psychological evaluations to get a better understanding of your individual needs.
Our comfortable private rooms and safe, supportive environment help you to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.
The teen residential program is 60-90 days of on-site 24/7 treatment.
While in a safe and home-like setting, our highly credentialed and compassionate staff helps teens learn healthy ways to handle their daily struggles.
We equip and empower teens and their families with the tools they need in order to make positive, healthy changes in their lives.
On-site day treatment lasts 2-4 weeks.
Day Treatment helps support teens and young adults struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders who need significant structure.
We use scientifically proven therapies that are guided by relevant data. Patient preferences are prioritized, which means customized treatment plans designed specifically for your unique needs.
IOP lasts 8-12 weeks (on-site or virtual treatment).
Our after-school or after-work intensive outpatient programming helps teens and young adults overcome mental health and substance use challenges, while living at home and keeping up with daily responsibilities.
We provide individualized evidence-based treatment, promote family involvement, & provide you with the tools you need to reach lasting recovery.
Transitional living program lasts 2-6 Months.
Recovery is about more than simply abstaining from drug or alcohol use. It is also about developing a sustainable, balanced, and independent lifestyle.
Our transitional living homes are where young adults find support and structure early in the recovery process. Our homes are gender specific for men and women ages 18-30.
Columbia, MD has been named the best place to live in the United States by multiple sources, and this beautiful community looks as though it faces no problems.
However, as with any community, Columbia faces its own set of unique challenges, with substance abuse and addiction being at the forefront. Opioid related deaths have been on the rise in Maryland since 2010, with heroin overdoses reaching an all-time high in 2017.
On March 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order to declare a state of emergency regarding the opioid overdose crisis in Maryland. The implementation was based on the state’s overdose fatality data, prescribing data, and seizure data. The emergency declaration was intended to increase the state’s efforts to reduce the number of fatalities and non-fatal overdoses to coordinate programs for prevention, enforcement, treatment, and recovery services.
The Howard County Police Department reported 1,598 drug violations in 2018. Although this number may have decreased by about 100 from 2017, it is more than a 60% increase since 2014.
Much like Maryland as a whole, when it comes to drug overdose, opioids are responsible for the highest amount of overdose deaths. In 2018, Howard County reported 41 overdose deaths and 75% of them were opioid related.
In May of 2019, Columbia opened The Howard House as an initiative to further provide the community with resources that support substance abuse recovery. The facility specializes in treatment for people who are struggling with addiction, regardless of their ability to pay. Clients will receive step-down care, including peer support, case management services, therapeutic behavioral health sessions, skill building and other outpatient treatment, and supportive care.
With funding from The Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and a partnership with the county, Grassroots Crisis Intervention provides 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, shelter, and outreach services to individuals and families experiencing a personal, situational, mental health, or shelter crisis.
In addition to seeking out support from addiction professionals, having a network of people that will build you up as you continue your sobriety is very important. Organizations like 12 Step Programs and SMART Recovery provide meetings that build up sober individuals and help to create a supportive community.
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.