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Care for Teens

Treatment for Teens with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

We help teens create lasting, positive change in their lives.

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AGE-SPECIFIC TEEN CARE

Choose an evidence-based curriculum specifically geared towards teens.

Our comprehensive and individualized methods can achieve the highest rate of success because we address issues while clients are still developing habits, forming opinions, finding passions, and forming connections.

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Substance Use

Explore individualized treatment programs that help teens with drug and alcohol abuse through detox and recovery.

Mental Health

Learn about our evidence-based approach to depression and behavioral health conditions.

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A good mental health practice is very hard to come by — this place is so much more.

“Our teen has been attending an intensive outpatient program for a little over a month. So far, each member of the staff we have met from the intake person to the therapists have been very kind, compassionate, and wonderful.”

Andi C.
Parent

How We Are Different

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.

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Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.

Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes

You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support

We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.

The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

Teen Mental Health Treatment Options

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Depression Treatment

Depression is more than just feeling down for a few days — symptoms are long lasting and can affect you in many ways.

Trauma & PTSD Treatment

Trauma is the emotional response to a specific event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.

Daily programming & activities

See what a day at Sandstone looks like.

Our evidence-based treatments and proven programming create a positive space for the development of healthy habits.

While our programs vary based on the level of care, we strive to create an environment that best supports the needs of teens with mental health and substance use disorders. Move forward with teen drug recovery and mental health care treatments.

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Exercise & Nature

Become a healthier, happier person through fun and physical therapies, such as yoga, tai chi, hiking, and outdoor adventures.

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Academic Support

Develop a greater sense of control and minimize family conflict by working with academic and vocational advisors who help create and support an individualized academic plan.

Expressive Activities

Be your true self and explore interests that best serve your well-being and development with a range of activities — from journaling to art therapy.

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Positive Relationships

Build positive relationships based on real connections with friends and explore family dynamics through family counseling to better connect the entire family system.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

EBTs are scientifically proven therapies that are guided by relevant data. Patient preferences are prioritized, which maximizes their options and adds flexibility to individual treatment plans. Evidence-based therapy is safe and consistent treatment, but most importantly, your recovery is not left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Their studies have shown that these therapy treatments work due to the combination of clinical training and science.

Highest Quality Treatment

Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective. This means they had to learn and follow certain guidelines for how they provide care.

Clinically Effective & Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be effective, the chances of relapse are less likely. This means you’ll be able to save more money in the long run.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies. Treatment options aren’t based on the therapist’s mood, they are backed by training and scientific results.

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We’re available 7 days a week to help answer any questions you may have.

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Family Counseling

Family involvement is critical to a strong foundation.

Which is why we require parents to be involved in our program.

We believe that family involvement is integral and necessary for the successful recovery of our clients. A person exists within a family and should be treated within the context of the family.

Find out how we hold all family members accountable and develop positive relationships within families to support treatment and recovery.

The Continuum of Care

Care for wherever you are in your journey.

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.

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Our Promise

We’ll meet you where you are.

Come as you are. We’ll be at your side every step of the way. That’s our promise.

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Be Seen

You’re not alone. We want to get to know you and begin building a genuine relationship with you ― the real you.

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Be Heard

You should feel heard. To help, we listen to your story and ask questions to understand what you care about.

Be Loved

You are important and have value. Because you have value, you’re worth our time and our attention to help you move forward.

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Be Respected

You should feel safe. Truth builds trust, so we always start with the truth — and there’s never shame in telling the truth. We won’t just tell you what you want to hear.

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Be Supported

Your life and recovery are important. Our highly credentialed staff will be there to support you every step of the way.

Be Valued

Your best interest is our focus. Even if it means sending you to a different organization for help. We won’t put our interests before yours.

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ABSENT PARENTS

Reach out if you’re a teen and need help — without involving parents.

While parental involvement is critical, not everyone is connected to or able to involve parental figures. That’s okay. We’ll help you get the treatment you need.

Parent resources

How to Talk to Your Teen About Seeking Treatment

Getting help for mental health, substance use, and drug addiction can be daunting. Find out how to talk to teens about therapy and recovery.

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FAQs

Find answers to the most common questions about treatment.

Check out our selection of frequently asked questions — or call us to ask us today.

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IOP stands for “Intensive Outpatient Program”. IOP programs are most helpful for teens who have completed a higher level of care (such as residential treatment) and need to step down, and for teens who struggle with substance use or mental health concerns but want to limit interrupting school and work.

An assessment at Sandstone Care is simply a conversation. It includes one of our licensed therapists, the individual who is considering the program, and any of their family members that they feel supported by. The purpose of the assessment is to better understand the individual’s unique needs and situation, as well as to determine how appropriate our program is for you and which level of care is medically and clinically necessary. The assessment process typically happens in person at one of our offices and lasts around an hour and a half to two hours.

Our clinical team is made up of a group of highly qualified individuals who are all dedicated to helping teens and young adults reclaim their lives. This team includes medical doctors, psychiatrists, licensed therapists, family therapists, and teachers.

Realizing that you need help is a big step, but coming to that conclusion may take some time. There are several signs that getting help is necessary, such as struggling with mental health issues like depression or anxiety. Some other signs may include:

  • Trying, and failing, to quit using on your own
  • Drug or alcohol use has become your first priority
  • Having difficulty maintaining relationships with friends and family
  • Abandoning school, work, or social activities in favor of substance use
  • Engaging in risky behaviors or acts of self-harm
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
  • Consistently using drugs or alcohol regardless of negative consequences or problems caused by substance use

Teen Residential or inpatient treatment can be necessary in certain instances. We recommend completing a comprehensive clinical assessment with a licensed professional to help determine the appropriate level of care required.

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.

Our after-school teen IOP offers up to 17 hours per week of clinical services including group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy sessions, academic and vocational support, and community activities. Here’s an  Illustrative Schedule for reference.

Yes! For teens who are in need of a higher level of care, we offer residential treatment and day treatment.

  • Teen Residential Treatment takes place at our Cascade Canyon location. Cascade Canyon is a treatment center designed specifically for teens 13-18 years old who are struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our goal is to help teens learn healthy ways to handle the daily challenges of life through an immersive experiential program. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, we offer a safe and peaceful place where teens can learn more about themselves and begin their healing process.
  • Day Treatment, otherwise known as PHP or Partial Hospitalization Program, is a highly structured level of care, with over 35 hours of weekly programming. Teens ages 13-18 are able to stabilize and begin to understand their addiction and mental health struggles so that they can overcome them. Teens in PHP participate in one-on-one and group therapy, spend time at the gym, and have time for academic support as well as vocational planning.

Sandstone Care works with teens and young adults who are struggling with substance use, co-occurring mental health disorders, and mental health primary needs through our Center for Depression, Trauma and Anxiety.

Sandstone Care has certified teachers onsite at each of our locations to help support teens with schoolwork. That being said, we are not an accredited school that they can graduate from. However, 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. Our Teen IOP program is an after-school program designed to accommodate client’s school schedule to minimize disruptions.

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 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.

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