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Levels of Care for Teens

Teen Treatment Programs

Not sure what level of care your teen needs? You’re in the right place.

Explore our different levels of teen programming here.

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Teen Treatment Overview

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A Full Continuum of Care Built Just for Teens

Whether your teen is struggling with mental health or substance use, we have flexible, personalized addiction and mental health programs to help them heal.

From residential to outpatient, explore what levels of care we offer and find out how they can help your child start feeling more like themselves again.

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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 transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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

Benefits of Using Evidence-Based Therapy

In both our teen mental health and substance use programs, clinicians use Evidence-Based Therapies (EBTs) in individual therapy sessions.

EBTs are scientifically-proven treatment modalities that are guided by data. They include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and more.

Lasting Results

Studies show that evidence-based therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results, which means more peace of mind for you and your teen.

Clinically Effective

EBTs are safe and proven treatments, so you can feel confident that your teen’s recovery is not left up to chance. Your teen’s mental health assessments and preferences will determine which EBTs are used in their treatment plans.

Cost Effective

Since these treatment options are scientifically proven to be more effective, the chances of relapse are less likely, which means less money spent on future treatments.

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Would highly recommend for anyone with a teen struggling with substance abuse and mental health.

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.

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How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have unique circumstances, so we offer a more personalized experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

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

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
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
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

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

Sandstone Care Advantage

The Obvious Choice for Effective Treatment

At Sandstone Care, we believe in personalized and specialized care. Unlike generic treatment approaches, we understand that each person’s circumstances are unique.

Using thorough assessments, our licensed therapists and medical professionals gain a deeper understanding of your background, challenges, and goals. We then equip you and your family with the necessary tools to support your recovery journey.

With our full continuum of care, you’ll receive the right level of support at every stage. Whether you need high-support inpatient care, or just a few hours of outpatient treatment a week, our expert team will collaborate with you to find your best fit.

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Breaking the Cycle

Addiction rarely occurs in isolation. If your teen is struggling with substance use, it is very possible that the root cause lies in their mental health.

At Sandstone Care, we address these intertwined concerns head-on. Our approach involves a comprehensive understanding of your child’s unique situation. Our treatment team of expert mental health professionals will collaborate to create a personalized treatment plan that breaks the cycle of these challenges.

In our dual diagnosis program, your child benefits from targeted recovery support for their specific mental health conditions. By untangling the complexities of substance misuse, we empower your child to build resilience, acquire coping skills, and break free from the cycle that binds these challenges together.

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You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Check out our selection of frequently asked questions — or call 888-850-1890 to ask us today.

Substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment for teens require a very different approach than treatment for young adults/adults. Adolescents have specific mental, emotional, developmental, and overall healthcare considerations which require specialized, age-specific programming.

For example, adolescent treatment places emphasis on relevant topics like identity and self-esteem. We also heavily focus on improving their familial relationships, hosting individual family therapy and multi-family group sessions at our outpatient teen treatment centers.

Our teen residential treatment programs also include experiential therapies to stimulate adolescent brain function and foster better peace of mind. These include art therapy, yoga, journaling, equine therapy, and more.

We believe the more individualized a treatment plan is, the more effective it can be, which is why we take the specific needs of teenagers into account when creating our programming.

Yes, we are currently in network with many private health insurance companies. Complete our Insurance Verification form to see if your child’s treatment could be covered. Please note that we do not take Medicare/Medicaid.

There are many signs that a child could benefit from professional help in the form of substance use treatment or mental health services.

Substance Use Treatment

Your teen might need substance use treatment from professional healthcare providers if you have seen them experience any of these scenarios:

  • Acting frequently impaired
  • Trying and failing to quit using substances on their own
  • Alcohol or drug abuse has become their first priority
  • Having difficulty maintaining relationships with loved ones, friends, and family
  • Abandoning school, work, or social activities in favor of substance use
  • Engaging in high-risk behaviors or acts of self-harm
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
  • Consistently using drugs or alcohol regardless of negative consequences

Mental or Behavioral Health Services

Your teen could benefit from mental health services if they have experienced any of these scenarios:

  • Notable changes in sleep or weight
  • Loss of interest their favorite individual or community-based activities
  • Isolating from friends, family and community
  • Academic struggles that seem more intense than usual
  • Ruminating thought patterns or worries
  • Inability to talk about their daily lives
  • Signs of drug, alcohol or other substance use
  • Signs of self-harm such as cuts, burns, bruises, etc.
  • Signs of eating disorders
  • Expressing suicidal thoughts

Remember, when it comes to treating mental health and substance use issues, early intervention is key.

The assessment is the first step for all of our clients. The primary reason for the assessment is for us to get to know you and your situation so we can recommend the right treatment services for your child, whether that is at Sandstone Care or elsewhere (we can make referrals as needed). It is also a great time for you to get to know Sandstone Care as well.

Yes. We understand that many people who struggle with drug use and/or alcohol use also commonly suffer from depression, anxiety, and mental disorders like ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and more.

Because of this, we have a trauma-informed psychiatrist on staff who can diagnose co-occurring disorders and help address the underlying issues that often lead to substance misuse.

At Sandstone Care, your teen will find a community of people in treatment who face various challenges related to substance use and mental illness/disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and post traumatic stress disorder.

Like your child, these teens are on a healing journey. The bonds that are created between participants during group therapy are strong and can form the beginning of your teens recovery community.

It’s important to note that individuals with certain severe mental disorders like schizophrenia or high-risk behavioral issues like violence are carefully screened out during the admissions process. The safety and well-being of everyone in our care are paramount.

You can trust that the screening by our dedicated team, including the Program Director, Executive Clinical Director, and Medical Director, ensures that everyone in addiction treatment is a good fit for the supportive and nurturing community at Sandstone Care.

Your teen will be surrounded by understanding and like-minded individuals who share the common goal of healing and growth, as well as our team of health professionals.

Medication management can be an important part of the treatment process. If medication is recommended, our medication provider will see the client on a regular basis until an ongoing provider is established. If you would like to continue to use your own primary care provider for medication management, Sandstone Care treatment often allows medical partnerships during SUD treatment to ensure consistency of care.

At Sandstone Care, our mental health program for teens stands out because it’s specifically tailored to their age group. Recognizing the unique needs and experiences of teenagers, our age-specific approach ensures that the support services and interventions provided are relevant and effective for this stage of life.

This specificity is crucial because it allows us to address the developmental, emotional, and social aspects that are distinct to adolescents. It also allows us to emphasize family members’ involvement, as caregivers can have a major impact on a teen’s recovery. We offer individual family therapy sessions as well as multi-family support groups for multiple families to find community with one another.

To start the process, please call our admissions team at (888) 850-1890. They’ll be happy to speak with you!

If your child is experiencing an emergency, please call 911, contact your nearest emergency department, or contact’s helpline at 1(800) 662-4357.

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