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Levels of Care for Young Adults

Levels of Care for Young Adults with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Struggling to find a career, a friend group, or make your way through school is common during this time in your life. It’s easy to start feeling “stuck.” We want to meet you where you’re at, so we have designed an evidence-based curriculum that is specifically geared toward Young Adults.

Young Adult Treatment Overview

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Programs Built for Your Circumstances

Being a young adult can feel overwhelming, dealing with everything from identity issues to relationship challenges. We get it, and that’s why we offer flexible programs for mental health and substance use tailored to what matters most to you. From transitional living, to outpatient treatment, there is a wide spectrum of options to fit your schedule and your needs.

Whether you’re figuring out who you are, fixing relationships, or gaining skills for a better life, our programs are designed to fit your needs. We’re here to support you on your journey towards a life you can be proud of.

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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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5-21 days of 24/7 on-site medical supervision.

Our Medically-Assisted Detox and Inpatient Center offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe recovery from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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Detox Explained

2-6 Months

Our Transitional Living Program combines the structure of treatment and group living, with the freedom of living away from home.

This level of care is for young adults (18-30) who are not quite ready to heal from home. A safe and supportive living environment integrated with a PHP or IOP level of care so you learn life skills and healthy coping mechanisms in an environment that’s set up for your success.

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Transitional Living Overview

4 weeks of on-site day treatment.

Our Young Adult Day Treatment Program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care for young adults that offers five days of robust programming a week.

Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help young adults to stabilize, begin to understand their mental health and/or addiction struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help our clients become more like the person they want to be without using negative coping strategies or substances to get there.

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Day Treatment Explained

12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.

Our Young Adult IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address young adult needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming.

In our mood disorder track, we are able to focus on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. In our dual diagnosis track, we are able to support young adults with substance use and mental health challenges. Each focuses on developing positive social, academic, and vocational habits while continuing with their job or school responsibilities.

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Intensive Outpatient Program Explained
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Testimonial – Alex’s life-changing journey

A Life-Changing Experience at Sandstone Care Ignites New Purpose

“Things progressed where I was at the point that I wanted to die…My life now is very different after going through treatment at Sandstone…The people here, they really care.”

Navigating the maze of addiction treatment options can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Immerse yourself in the heartfelt story of Alex, a real-life testament to the life-changing impact of our programming at Sandstone Care.

Alex is not a statistic or an abstract success story; she’s a person just like you who has struggled with addiction and mental health and has turned her entire life around through treatment at Sandstone.

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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“Great treatment which focuses on your recovery and strategically looks at mental health and relationships with your family and friends to recover successfully.”

Mateo G.
Former Client

Treatments Built Just For You

Navigating substance use and mental health requires specialized expertise, and that’s why we’ve developed distinct tracks for each.

We understand that these challenges are unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t cut it. Our tailored programs ensure that from the outset, you’re on a path designed specifically for your needs.

Whether it’s addressing substance use or focusing on mental health, our team is dedicated to providing you with support built from understanding your story.

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How to Support a Struggling Young Adult

If someone you love is struggling with mental health or substance use, you might feel helpless. However, it’s crucial to recognize that they aren’t alone on this journey, and neither are you.

Our programs extend support to the whole family every step of the way, acknowledging that your well-being matters too. We understand that the impact of addiction and mental health issues send fractures far beyond the person who is struggling.

By involving the entire family, we ensure that you receive the necessary support and guidance alongside the young adult in treatment. While they are in treatment, you will learn how to communicate needs, set boundaries, and build a relationship built on trust as they heal.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Addiction rarely comes alone. Mental health issues can worsen the cycle of substance use, which can make it feel impossible to climb your way out of your addiction on your own.

Often young adults struggling with drug and alcohol use also have underlying mental health or behavioral disorders such as depression, anxiety, or personality disorders. Our clinical team focuses on helping you to identify and improve these underlying concerns, so you are fully prepared to address addiction from all directions.

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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. We are here to help in any way we can.

The amount of treatment you need is highly individual and depends on your specific needs. At Sandstone Care, we approach treatment by considering you as a whole person rather than just focusing on isolated substance use or mental health disorders. Our program is tailored to meet your unique requirements, recognizing that everyone’s journey is different.

As a result, the length of your stay in our program may vary to ensure that you receive the comprehensive and personalized care necessary for your well-being.

IOP, which stands for “Intensive Outpatient Program,” could be just what you need. If you’ve finished a more intensive level of care, like day treatment, and are looking to step down, or if you’re dealing with substance use or mental health concerns but want to keep up with school and work, IOP is designed for you.

At Sandstone Care, our program is tailored to offer comprehensive support while allowing you to navigate your daily routines and responsibilities. It’s a way to get the help you need without major disruptions to your life.

At Sandstone Care, you’ll find a community of bright and creative spirits among your fellow young adults. They’ve been through various challenges related to mental health, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.

It’s important to note that individuals with certain severe conditions or behavioral issues that might disrupt the treatment environment are carefully screened out during the admissions process. The safety and well-being of everyone in our care is our top priority. You can trust that the screening by our dedicated team, including the Program Director, Executive Clinical Director, and Medical Director, ensures that everyone in treatment is a good fit for the supportive and nurturing community here.

Your journey here will be surrounded by understanding and like-minded individuals who share the common goal of healing and growth.

During your introductory assessment, a psychiatrist will be there to listen to your story and understand your unique circumstances and needs. Together, you’ll explore the most fitting level of care. Whether it’s our Residential Treatment Program for a more intensive experience, Day Treatment for structured support, or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for a step-down approach that allows you to manage daily commitments – the goal is to find the perfect fit that supports your journey to wellness.

No. We believe in starting with many privileges and only revoking access if necessary, so we do not have a blackout period when you begin our program.

Yes. We have a teen track, which is for teens ages 13-17, and a young adult track for individuals ages 18-30.

Sandstone Care works with young adults who are struggling with substance use, co-occurring mental health disorders, and mental health primary needs through our Mental Health Centers.

Knowing what level of care would be best for you is tricky! If you experience withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to discontinue use, it is more than likely you would benefit from detox. However, the best way to know whether or not you would benefit from medical detox is to get a professional opinion. Our trained admissions team would be happy to speak with you and advise you on next steps.

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.

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