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PHP for Teens

Our PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) helps teens struggling with addiction and mental health issues. This focused day treatment offers 25 hours of support each week for adolescents aged 13-17.

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What is Day Treatment?

Day treatment, also known as the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), provides outpatient care to helps teens who are struggling with mental health and substance use issues.

Under the guidance of our treatment team, your teen will participate in different therapeutic activities like connecting in support groups, learning how to regulate their emotions, and managing any medications they might have.

With PHP, your teen gets more structure than regular outpatient care but doesn’t have to stay in an inpatient or residential setting. It’s an effective solution that allows your teen to get the help they need while still living at home.

Partial Hospitalization Program Schedule

In our teen partial hospitalization program, most days begin at around noon and end at around 5:00 p.m. The program usually lasts for 2-4 weeks.

Group academic and vocational support sessions occur three days a week, with daily support from a licensed teacher.

Family therapy sessions occur weekly, and six hours of group and experiential therapy take place every day.

A typical day might include:

Individual Therapy

Personal sessions for your teen to talk one-on-one with a therapist, helping them navigate their unique challenges.

Academic Support

Structured teaching to make sure your teen doesn’t fall behind in their academic goals.

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Experiential Therapies

Engaging activities, like equine and art therapy, to provide creative outlets for teens to process and practice what they learn.

Medication Management

Careful supervision and teaching about prescribed medications to ensure your teen’s health and safety.

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Psychiatric Consultations

Expert assessments and personalized treatment plans to make sure your teen gets the attention they need.

Family Therapy

Collaborative therapy sessions to strengthen family communication, creating a unified front for your teen’s well-being.

Group Therapy

Interactive group sessions for teens to share experiences and develop essential social skills in a supportive community.

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Aftercare Planning

Consultations to find the right next step for your teen, whether that is continued treatment or returning home.

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Who is Day Treatment Right For?

Our day treatment program is best suited for teens who need more support to overcome their addiction or mental health issues than is provided in an afterschool outpatient treatment program, but do not necessarily need 24-hour supervision.

If your child needs more structure than our outpatient day treatment program can provide, we recommend our teen residential programs.

If you aren’t sure which level of care is right for your child, there is no need to worry. Your family will have a personal consultation with our adolescent psychiatrist to find the best fit for your teenager.

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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.

Cindy G.

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Teenagers who struggle with mental health and substance issues often find it challenging to keep their head above water at school. Deciding between taking time away from their education or going without treatment can feel like an impossible decision, which is why we don’t make you choose. 

While your teen is in our PHP program, they will have a certified teacher helping them to earn credits and improve their grades. Our team coordinates with your child’s school to make sure they won’t fall behind.

As your child nears the end of their treatment, we provide discharge planning so they can transition comfortably back into their regular school schedule.

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Programs to Fit Your Family’s Needs

Whether your family needs high support or high flexibility, we have the programs your teenager needs to be able to start feeling better in a way that fits your circumstances.

Each program provides a unique combination of structured scheduling and accessibility, so you can find what works best for you and your child.

With care ranging from 24/7 residential programs, to partial hospitalizations for adolescents, to virtual afterschool treatment, your family can start to heal no matter what your situation is.

Involving the Whole Family

When a teen is struggling with substance abuse or their mental health, it doesn’t just affect them, it affects the entire family.

Family involvement in therapy during teen PHP treatment can help you and your family to:

  1. Build up your teen’s support system and identify any family-related stressors impacting their journey.
  2. Improve communication, fostering a better understanding of the teen’s experiences and creating a more supportive environment.
  3. Ensure everyone is on the same page with the teen’s treatment goals, creating a unified front for their well-being.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive, lasting change in every family that comes into treatment. We understand that your teen has their own struggles and their own goals, so we offer a more personalized experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care

Addiction and mental health issues impact teens differently than any other age group. That’s why we tailor our treatments to be specific to the needs of developing minds.

Evidence-Based Therapy

The professionals who guide our programs only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes

Your teenager is more than a number, which is why we keep our programs small enough for them to get the focused mentoring they need.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Your child is their own unique person, so they will get their own unique treatment plan that is built around their goals and circumstances.

Academic and Vocational Support

We want your teenager to thrive, which includes not putting their education on hold. Our residential program offers on-site teaching to help your child reach their academic goals.

The Family Component

When someone in your family struggles with substance use, it affects every single member. We provide family therapy and parent support groups to help heal the whole family.

The Obvious Choice for Effective Treatment

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

Through thorough assessments, our licensed therapists, medical professionals, and experienced staff gain a deep understanding of your background, challenges, and goals. Comprehensive programming, therapy, and education, equips your family with the necessary tools to support your loved ones’ recovery journey.

With our comprehensive continuum of care, you’ll receive the right level of support at each stage of recovery. Whether you need high-support care, or a few hours of outpatient treatment a week, our expert team will collaborate with you to find what works best for you.

Substance Use Disorder Day Treatment Program Options

Marijuana Treatment

Some teens may try marijuana for relaxation or social reasons, but it can affect memory, thinking, and overall well-being.

Alcohol Treatment

Teens might experiment with alcohol for social reasons, but too much can lead to poor judgment, risky behavior, and negative impacts on physical and mental health.

Opioid Treatment

Teens may misuse opioids, often for pain relief or seeking a euphoric feeling, but it can lead to serious health issues, addiction, and even overdose.

Stimulant Treatment

Teens might use stimulants for increased energy or focus, but this can come with health risks like addiction and heart problems.

Mental Health Treatment Options

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Depression Treatment

Depression involves persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in daily activities.

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety disorders are thought patterns of fear, dread, and uneasiness that affect other aspects of your life.

Bipolar Treatment

Bipolar disorder involves cycles of manic episodes with high energy and depressive episodes with sadness and low energy.

Trauma & PTSD Treatment

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

Attention Disorder Treatment

Attention disorders, such as ADHD, are marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, and over-activity.

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by unstable relationships and emotions, often leading to impulsive behavior and intense mood swings.

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Kind hearted people willing to go the extra mile for not just the struggling teen but for the entire family.

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Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

Evidence-based therapy means using therapeutic approaches that have been proven effective. The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Using evidence-based treatments (such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy) ensures that your teen’s recovery and healing are never left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

Studies have shown that these therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results and empower your teen with effective coping skills.

Highest Quality Treatment

Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective, which means they can provide your teen with the best care possible.

Clinically Effective & Cost Effective

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

More Accountability for Therapists

EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies, which means you are guaranteed qualified, verified therapists are in charge of your child’s care.

Partial Hospitalization Program Rehab Locations

Use our location finder to find the treatment centers for partial hospitalization programs for teens near you.


Naperville Mental Health

8140 S. Cass Ave., Suite B, Darien, Illinois, 60561

(331) 246-1162
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health

Naperville Drug Rehab

8140 S. Cass Avenue, Suite A, Darien, Illinois, 60561

(331) 444-7907
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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Alexandria Drug Rehab

5400 Shawnee Rd, Suite 101, Alexandria, Virginia, 22312

(571) 556-7505
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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Fairfax Mental Health Center

5400 Shawnee Rd, Suite 105, Alexandria, Virginia, 22312

Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
Arlington Heights Mental Health Center

Mental Health Services Arlington Heights

195 N Arlington Heights Rd #101b, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089

(888) 850-1890
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Buffalo Grove Rehab Center

195 N Arlington Heights Rd #101a, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089

Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Towson Mental Health Center

Towson Mental Health Center

521 East Joppa Road, Suite 203, Towson, Maryland, 21286

Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health


You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

Our goal is to provide the most helpful information. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions about adolescent partial hospitalization programs. We are here to help in any way we can.

Here are a few signs that may indicate your child could benefit from a partial hospitalization program for adolescents:

  1. Intensive Emotional or Behavioral Struggles: If your child is experiencing significant emotional or behavioral challenges that affect their daily life, PHP may offer the structured support they need.
  2. Difficulty Managing Daily Responsibilities: If your child is finding it hard to cope with school, relationships, or daily responsibilities due to their mental health, PHP can provide more thorough interventions than afterschool programs.
  3. Substance Use: If you are concerned about your teen’s substance use alongside their emotional or behavioral challenges, PHP can address both aspects at the same time.
  4. Increased Isolation or Withdrawal: If you’ve noticed your child becoming more withdrawn or isolated, PHP can provide a supportive environment for them to connect with peers and professionals.

In rehab, PHP stands for the Partial Hospitalization Program, which is sometimes known as day treatment. In a partial hospitalization program, adolescent clients can expect a thorough daily schedule of therapy, support groups, and educational support to help teens address their mental health and substance use issues.

The duration of our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) typically lasts between 2 to 4 weeks, but it’s important to note that every person’s journey is unique. The length of the program is tailored to meet the specific needs of your teen.

Once your teen reaches a point where the intensive support of day treatment is no longer necessary but they still require therapy, a smooth transition to our afterschool outpatient program is available. This ensures they continue to receive the necessary therapeutic support while comfortably reintegrating into their daily life.

In our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for teens, you can expect a structured daily schedule with therapeutic activities, counseling, and educational support. Your teen will receive individual and group therapy, medical monitoring, and family therapy. The program emphasizes life skills, peer support, and goal setting to empower your teen on their journey to recovery.

In our PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) for teens, your teen won’t have to put their life on hold to get the support they need. We have a dedicated, credentialed teacher as part of our team to ensure that education remains a top priority during their treatment.

Our goal is to create a seamless integration between rehabilitation and your teen’s education, allowing them to continue their academic journey with the guidance of a qualified professional. This way, your teen can focus on both their recovery and their studies.

Yes. We accept referrals from primary care providers who are exploring the best possible options for their patients. With the client’s permission, we work side by side with their primary provider as part of each teen’s case management.

If you are a referring physician, please visit this page to learn more about how to connect with us.

Yes, we accept most insurance plans. Complete this quick insurance verification form to see if your plan qualifies. If it doesn’t fall under our coverage, then we will work with you to find a payment plan that works for you. Please note we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

If you find that Sandstone Care is not the best financial fit, we will connect with other local providers and help you and your family access treatment as soon as possible.

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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.

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