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For Parents

You feel overwhelmed. You feel helpless. This wasn’t supposed to happen to your family, your kid. You feel alone. You failed your kid. Angry, sad, frustrated. At Sandstone Care, we approach the treatment of addiction and mental health by supporting the whole family system. The substance abuse problem did not start in isolation and it cannot be treated in isolation. We partner with you in the treatment of your child. We offer support for you throughout the process.

Family & Community

Sandstone Care provides a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment program exclusively for adolescents, young adults, and their families. By strictly focusing on younger clients, we believe we can achieve the highest rate of success because we address issues early on while clients are still in their developmental years.

At Sandstone Care, we work with many of the members of the community to treat issues most effectively.  We use a team-based approach, working with family members, teachers, counselors, previous treatment professionals, and other experts within the community.

Teens and young adults have unique needs, so we split our programs into two tracks. The first is for teen males and females, ages 13–18*. The second is for young adult males and females, ages 18*–30. 

Many times, teens and young adults are involuntarily entered into treatment by their family. Our CLICC framework allows us to connect with involuntary participants to garner their commitment to change.

*18-year-olds still in high school would participate in our teen program, while those out of high school would participate in our young adult program.

Helping Young Adults Find Independence

Failure to launch is defined by the inability for young adults to move towards greater independence and self-realization. Drug addiction & underlying mental illness are often contributing factors to failure to launch. Finding treatment for failure to launch can be necessary for moving forward.

Unsure if a Loved One has an Addiction?

The diagnostic criteria for Addiction or Substance Abuse is defined as a pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as demonstrated by three or more of the following (occurring at any time in the same 12-month period):

  • The need for noticeably increased amounts of the substance to achieve intoxication or the desired effect, or a noticeably diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of the substance
  • Withdrawal symptoms for the substance, or the same substance is taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms
  • Substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period of time than intended
  • There is a persistent, unsuccessful effort to cut down or control substance use
  • A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance, use the substance or recover from the effects of the substance
  • Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are neglected as a result of the use of the substance

Ask the Right Questions to Find the Right Program

  • Does the provider incorporate the family system consistently throughout the program?
  • Does the provider offer the specific settings and levels of treatments that you need?
  • How will treatment be tailored to your needs?
  • What kinds of support services are available? Do they have academic and vocational services?
  • Will the provider supervise your continuing care after treatment?
  • How is relapse handled? Confirm that you will not be automatically expelled from treatment if you relapse.
  • What is the provider’s success rate with clients?  How is success defined by them – strictly a measurement of sobriety or quality of life as well?

Come to a Parent Support Group

Every week, we host a parent support group, where parents come together and help each other as they navigate the challenges of helping their son or daughter who is struggling with drugs, alcohol and mental health concerns.

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