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Transitional Living Program

You may not be ready to jump back into life at home, and that’s ok. Live in a therapeutic, recovery-focused setting while receiving your comprehensive addiction and mental health treatment.

Transitional Living Program Overview

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What is Transitional Living?

Transitional Living for Young Adults

Maybe you feel out of place, surrounded by triggers, or you just aren’t ready to face the stresses of life at home. If you’re feeling this way, you are not alone.

At Sandstone Care, we understand what you are going through, so we created transitional programs for young adults that give you the supported independence you need to rebuild confidence, re-establish your identity, and set goals for the future.

You will participate in 25 hours a week of day treatment, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP), while being immersed in a structured, therapeutic living environment for 2 – 6 months.

We have transitional living centers located throughout Colorado, Maryland, and Virginia.

The Benefits of A Transitional Housing Program

Our highly-trained mentoring staff will work with you to develop a structured care plan that is tailored to your unique needs.

You’ll practice conflict resolution and rebuild family relationships all while living with others who understand exactly what you’re going through.

The added support of young adult transition programs gives you the tools you need to succeed in recovery and in life.

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Safe & Stable Environment
Life Skills & Vocational Support
Supported Independence
Establish Life Goals
Structured Care Plan
Healthy Coping Skills
Sober Friendships
Reconnect with Family and Friends

Who is a Transitional Living Program (TLP) For?

If you are a young adult man or woman between the ages of 18-30 and are in need of guidance and support as you transition into independent living, then this program is for you.

Our team of experienced professionals includes licensed therapists, addiction specialists, and mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve your recovery goals.

Eligibility for this friendly group home setting depends upon a few factors, including if your living situation puts you at risk for relapse, you’d benefit from being surrounded by supportive community resources, or you need extra support strengthening basic life skills.

We provide supportive services and life skills training to help you master money management, achieve job readiness, and have coping strategies for the real world.

This independent living program will benefit you if you:

Need a supportive substance-free living environment
Are stepping down from a medical detox program
Struggle to live independently
Need support in developing healthy lifestyle habits

Transitional Living Center Locations

As a leading health care provider, we have developed a comprehensive case management process to make sure you feel heard and supported.

When you receive a referral to enter our transitional living level of care, we work with you to make sure that more than just your basic needs are being met.

Find a Transitional Living Program Near Me

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Age Groups: Young Adults
Levels of Care: Transitional Living Program
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Sandstone Cares Colorado Springs Transitional Livings modern kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a dining area with a black table set.
Age Groups: Young Adults
Levels of Care: Transitional Living Program
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Rally Point Denver Treatment Center living room
Age Groups: Young Adults
Levels of Care: Transitional Living Program
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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Age Groups: Young Adults
Levels of Care: Transitional Living Program
Treatment Programs: Dual-DiagnosisSubstance Use
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Age Groups: Young Adults
Levels of Care: Transitional Living Program
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis

How We Are Different

We understand there are a lot of programs out there, and it can feel overwhelming to try to decide who you want to trust with your care.

That’s why we’ve summed up what makes our transitional living program for young adults a better fit for you than anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We focus on the unique circumstances that you face as a young adult who is in a high-pressure stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use therapies that are scientifically proven to help you effectively overcome substance abuse.

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

There is more to you than your addiction. That’s why our group sizes are small enough that your entire story will be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
Individualized Treatment Plans

Your circumstances are completely unique, so your treatment will be as individual as you are.

Academic and Vocational Support
Academic and Vocational Support

We provide training and community resources to help you reach your school and career goals.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Your treatment will involve your loved ones learning with you on how to heal, communicate, and set boundaries.

Reasons to Stay

Transitional Living Paired with PHP or IOP

Recovery is about more than simply abstaining from drug or alcohol use. It is also about developing a sustainable, balanced, and independent lifestyle.

With day and intensive outpatient programs blended with your residential treatment experience, you will be able to focus on every part of your well-being.

Every transitional living center is close to a PHP/IOP facility, so you don’t have to travel far for treatment. Centers are staffed 7 days a week by trained professionals prepared to support you.

Convenient location
Every transitional living center is close to a PHP/IOP facility, so you don’t have to travel far for treatment.
Professional staff
Centers are staffed 7 days a week by trained professionals prepared to support residents.
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Substance-Free Living
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Living Skills from Our Transitional Program

Transitional living gives you a safe, controlled setting to learn the skills you need to reach your goals before you start living independently. Some, but not all, of those skills include:

  • Emotional resilience: Learn to manage stress, reframe thought patterns, and face emotional challenges without turning to addictive behaviors.
  • Healthy communication: Heal your relationships by learning how to take accountability, set boundaries, and ask for help.
  • Confronting triggers: Identify and overcome triggering situations and environments to stay sober longer.
  • Self-sufficiency: Cultivate independence and self-confidence so that you can withstand peer pressure.
  • Employment & academic skills: Find job opportunities, budget, and study efficiently to build a strong foundation for life beyond addiction.

Life skills are proven to help you recover faster and stay sober longer by helping build a foundation for a new sense of independence.

Day Treatment (PHP)

Our PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) complements the transitional living setting by giving you the therapeutic support you need to recover.

While transitional living gives you life skill learning and support groups, day treatment will give you highly structured support with evidence-based methods like cognitive behavioral therapy.

PHP Treatment Locations

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PHP Explained
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What is IOP?

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The 8-12 week IOP, available on-site or virtually, is vital for you while you are in our transitional program for young adults.

Unlike the day treatment option, IOP is tailored for post-school or post-work hours, our intensive outpatient program supports young adults in managing mental health and substance use challenges while juggling daily responsibilities.

We offer personalized evidence-based treatment, emphasize family involvement, and provide the tools necessary for achieving lasting wellness.

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

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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.

Seated woman explaining IOP at Sandstone Care
Intensive Outpatient Program Explained

Therapy Treatments

Explore Our Therapy Options

We deliver evidence-based therapy treatment for young people in a number of areas. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions.

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Let’s Take the Next Steps Together

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.