Our focus in the teen residential program is to provide a home-like environment in a peaceful setting while treating teens as whole people. The program has been designed to take into consideration teens’ unique needs physically, mentally, and emotionally.
We offer two residential treatment centers designed specifically for teens struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and trauma. We help teens learn a healthy way to handle the daily challenges of their lives.
We provide comprehensive clinical programming designed to build your teen up and help them come to terms with the things they’re dealing with.
After completing the 45-60 day program, your teen can transition to intensive outpatient with Sandstone Care or our aftercare planning team will help guide you in the direction of a new treatment team.
Our admissions team will help you find the right center for your child based on availability, length of stay, academic support needs, travel consideration, and insurance provider.
Our treatment is tailored to consider each teen’s unique social, physical, and emotional development, so they can achieve a long-lasting recovery.
Our highly-trained clinical staff is there to help guide your teen, and the rest of your family, through this difficult process.
We provide an intimate clinical environment with smaller group sizes and a max number of 22 patients.
One of our residential homes is nestled peacefully in Pikes Peak Mountain in Colorado, and the other spans across six acres of wooded properties in central Maryland.
Teens typically stay 45-60 days and develop highly-customized aftercare plans with their therapist, whether that’s entry into other programs or a smooth transition back to home life.
Family involvement is difficult and sometimes painful work, but we believe it is crucial for treatment to be effective. Family therapy is foundational to our program.
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To get well, you have to get moving.
Our therapy is not the sofa-based, teeth-pulling kind. We use experiential therapy, which means we incorporate movement to connect both body and mind. Our therapists turn activities like horseback riding, hiking, or playing music into effective counseling sessions.
We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.
You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.
No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.
We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.
Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.
Your teen will meet with one of our psychiatrists to undergo a psychiatric evaluation; this includes completing a comprehensive mental health evaluation and a review of any current and prospective medications which may be helpful in managing their mental health symptoms.
Your teen will also meet with our Family Nurse Practitioner in order to make sure that they do not have any physical medical concerns that need to be addressed.
We have licensed medical professionals on-site to provide medication management and psychiatric consultation.
The key to change is family involvement. We make sure to focus on healing for the entire family unit.
We provide robust academic support by certified teachers to ensure clients stay up to date.
We address not just substance use, but trauma, self-harm, and co-occurring mental health issues.
Our program is centered around our four-week group process topics that help teens understand they have the resources they need to heal themselves.
During the “looking inward” weeks, teens focus on self-discovery and looking at their true identity. The groups will cover topics like labels, core values, beliefs, how they identify themselves, how others define them, and other topics revolving around who they are as people.
The main focus during weeks three and four is relationships. Teens will take a closer look at the importance of boundaries, types of communication, identifying support systems, dating, and familial relationships.
During weeks five and six, teens focus on cognitive function and emotional wellness. Topics for these weeks include things like brain development, mindfulness, forgiveness, acceptance, healing from trauma, nutrition, emotional regulation, and self-expression.
The final two weeks are about implementing and living life differently. The goal of weeks seven and eight is to support clients as they transition from being in a residential setting to home. Some of the topics they cover will include “what to do when I’m not in residential treatment”, making and maintaining good decisions, creating a declaration of self-acceptance, understanding mental health, and understanding addiction.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and introduced to the program director, therapist, and a member of our nursing team. We will take some time to talk with you as a family about the program and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
After meeting as a family, your teen will have a complete initial evaluation with our primary therapist which is a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment that reviews mental health history, family dynamics, medications, trauma, and academic status.
Following completion of the assessment, your teen will then settle into their bedroom, meet their peers, and explore the lodge. In total, the intake and assessment time can take up to two hours to complete.
Our licensed staff members use a wide range of treatment approaches and evidence-based practices meant to equip and empower teens and their families with the tools they need in order to make positive, healthy changes in their lives.
Every teen we serve is unique and responds differently to different therapies and activities.
Some of the treatments and therapies we use include:
360° Treatment for 360° Recovery
Just because a teen is struggling with mental health, trauma and/or substance use doesn’t mean they aren’t so much more. Our program addresses every aspect of their lives, from their physical and mental health to their relationships and schooling. This holistic approach ensures we treat more than symptoms to create lasting, positive change.
Our commitment to our clients’ lasting success and recovery helps us continually exceed licensing standards of care throughout the industry.
Credentialed people that you can actually connect with.
Our staff are here to help restore lives and they don’t take that job lightly. Our team members are all fully credentialed, incredibly caring, and always willing to chat.
Each resident is assigned a multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, individual therapist, family therapist, nurses, teacher, and recovery counselors to help them succeed.
The Continuum of Care
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.
Our goal is to provide the most helpful information. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions. We are here to help in any way we can.
Each individual’s treatment team consists of six experts who specialize in teen trauma and mental health disorders including our program director, family therapist, primary therapist, psychiatrist, teacher, and medical director (supported by our psychiatric nurse practitioner)
Our residential academic program is scheduled two hours per day, five days a week. The program is led by a certified teacher who works in collaboration with the client’s home school to obtain current classwork to help keep your teen current in his or her schoolwork. Sandstone Care has partnered with LearnWell Academy to provide our comprehensive education services to ensure seamless reintegration.
Residential centers are rehabilitation services that are provided outside of a hospital setting and typically offer longer stays within the facility. These live-in centers provide structure, assistance with employment or education, as well as group and individual therapies that focus on addressing underlying psychological or behavioral problems related to substance abuse.
Inpatient rehabilitation often involves a short-term stay within a hospital setting with health professionals and is used in emergency situations to help stabilize their health. As a result, continued treatment in follow-up programs may be required.
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.