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Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization) for Young Adults

Our Day Treatment program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care with over 35 hours of weekly programming where young adults ages 18-30 are able to stabilize and begin understanding their addiction and mental health struggles so they are able to overcome them. We also strive to help these young people become more like the person they want to be, without using substances to get there. Teens in our Day Treatment program participate in one-on-one and group counseling, spend time at the gym, and have time for academic support and vocational planning.

How Do I Know if Day Treatment Is Right For Me?

Day treatment is often the stage in the treatment process that people will step down into after inpatient treatment or after detoxing from drugs or alcohol. It provides a high level of care, supervision, and accountability. It does all of these while still allowing clients to live at home or in a sober living environment during the treatment process.

Is Day Treatment Right For Me

Who Typically Comes to Day Treatment?

Day treatment is most helpful for some of the following scenarios:

  • Young adults who have recently completed a residential or inpatient treatment program and looking to step down into a slightly less intensive level of care. 
  • Young adults who struggle with addiction or mental health and have maybe recently left school or university, or are in transition between school and finding employment. 

Day Treatment Schedule

For ages 18 to 30, the young adult day treatment program is over 35 hours a week of structured support. This program includes a heavy academic and vocational component (group vocational support sessions for three days a week), weekly family sessions, six hours per day of group therapy sessions for five days a week, and weekly community activities (sessions at Phoenix Multisport as well as young people’s CA/AA/NA meetings).

Parent Involvement

Parents are required to attend multi-family group sessions held once a week. There are also weekly individual family support groups available for all family members to attend.

You Matter Because You Exist

People tend to believe, “I am not enough” or try to deal with things by themselves. Millions of young adults struggle with mental health and substance abuse every day. We’re here to help.

What a Typical Day Looks Like

In our Day Treatment program, most days begin at around noon and end at around 8:00 p.m. We pack in a lot during these days. Here is a sample of what a typical day might look like. 

Group Therapy

We dig into topics like forgiveness, relationships, and anger during our group therapy sessions.

Afternoon Experiential Activity

Our experiential therapy incorporates activities, actions, and movements for therapeutic purposes and include Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, and Art Therapy.

Academic & Vocational Support

Our experienced mentors work with you to help prepare you for academic and vocational success.


Each day that we meet, we will gather together to enjoy what you’ve brought for dinner.

Family Therapy

Every Wednesday after dinner, we have a couple hours dedicated to counseling both you and your family.

Individual Therapy Sessions

Individual therapy sessions with your primary therapist or family therapist are scheduled during the week based on mutual availability.

Consultations with our Staff M.D. Psychiatrist

All participants will meet with our M.D. psychiatrist for an initial evaluation and on a weekly basis thereafter for ongoing medication management and support.

We're Ready To Help

Schedule an Assessment

Our assessment is a 90-minute conversation with a member our clinical team. The goal of this comprehensive conversation is for us to get to know you and your situation better. This helps us to recommend the best next steps for you and your family. It's a great time for you to see our facilities and meet some of the team at Sandstone Care. 

Verify Your Insurance

Sandstone Care works with most insurance companies. We can verify your benefits and estimate program costs prior to your admission. Contact us to verify your insurance benefits and coverage.

Day Treatment Locations

Denver, Colorado

(303) 501-5804
2100 S Cherry St. #204
Denver, CO 80222

Boulder, Colorado

(720) 773-8727
350 Interlocken Blvd #100
Broomfield, CO 80021

Washington D.C.

(301) 321-7362
11820 Parklawn Dr. #403
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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