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Young Adult Addiction Treatment Center for Substance Use Disorders

Access levels of care designed to help young adults with substance use disorders address the underlying drivers of addiction — and start recovery.

Young Adult Substance Use Treatment Overview

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Young Adult Addiction Treatment Centers

We help young adults address a substance use disorder in a way that restores relationships. With our comprehensive and individualized methods, we help you achieve the highest rate of success by addressing issues in the context of your work, life, family, and mental health needs.

Young adult addiction can be treated. Find hope and a path to a better tomorrow.

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Choosing Sobriety and Accountability

“My life has improved in every aspect, I think because I’m not relying on something that could be so detrimental to me just to feel like myself… I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m still growing and I don’t have all the answers. And I’m okay with that.”

Taking the first step to overcoming addiction doesn’t have to be hard. Take some time to listen to Nico share his story of making the choice to pursue sobriety, along with the incredible ways his life has improved since.

If you’re considering entering a young adult drug treatment program, know that you aren’t alone and have a compassionate community cheering you on at Sandstone. Begin your journey by verifying your insurance or giving us a call.

Testimonial – Nico’s recovery journey

Substance Use Treatment Options

Marijuana Treatment

Marijuana has become a way to self-medicate for underlying issues and it’s easy to become dependent on its use.

Alcohol Treatment

Binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are especially problematic for the growth and development of young people.

Opioid Treatment

Opioid misuse occurs when a person uses heroin or misuses prescription pain relievers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine.

Stimulant Treatment

Commonly abused stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription stimulants, like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta.

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“Sandstone Care and the team is AMAZING!”

“The IOP program is exactly what I needed after Residential treatment and provided me with a great extended care. Thank you Sandstone!”

Emily C.
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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.

In our treatment programs for young adults, 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.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have a life, 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 young adults face.

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 not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable 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 clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

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“The amount of gratitude I have for this facility and the staff has no measure!”

“They were so friendly and knowledgeable always willing to help and adjust to the needs of the people in their care. If you need help do not hesitate you will not regret it!”

Mike B.
Former Client

Find Your Way Back to Being You

Young adult addiction treatment programs will help you make positive changes in your life.

Our programs include various experiential therapies such as art therapy, yoga, physical activities, and outdoor adventures to help you become your happiest, healthiest self.

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Individual therapy

Work one-on-one with an experienced young adult therapist to identify and address the underlying root causes of addiction.

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Group therapy

Build resilience, test using your tools, and develop a community of support during your addiction treatment process in group therapy sessions.

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Evidence-based therapies

Learn more about the evidence-based young adult addiction therapies we use to create long-lasting change beyond the walls of our programming.

Medication management

Explore how our team uses medication management responsibly to address young adult addiction in conjunction with our evidence-based therapies.

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Family therapy

Engage your family in your recovery process. Substance use disorder doesn’t happen in isolation, and treating the whole system is more effective.

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Dual diagnosis

Address substance use and co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

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Academic and vocational treatment

Develop workplace skills and vocational assets to help you find stability in school, work, and young adult environments.

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See if you or a loved one needs substance use or mental health support

Developed by Chief Clinical Officer Sarah Fletcher LPC

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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 rehab centers, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

Learn more about levels of care

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

2-4 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

8-12 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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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Addiction and mental health often go hand-in-hand. Work on both at Sandstone.

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 and your family identify and address these root causes.

Find Hope at Sandstone Care

“Sandstone helped me to dig deep… and it taught me how to have a relationship with myself and relationships with others again. I was able to take the mask off, and I don’t have to put it back on.”

Watch Jesse detail how he took the leap to recover from addiction and find himself again. Discover the skills he learned during his time with Sandstone, including accountability for actions, self-sufficiency, and emotional regulation that allowed him to claim control over his life and stay sober.

With care from caring counselors and staff trained in addiction recovery, Jesse had access to the tools he needed to break the cycle of drug use and focus on his sobriety.

By tailoring treatment to the unique needs of patients like Jesse, we create an environment that fosters growth, healing, and the development of a strong support network.

Jesse’s Recovery Story


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 will need as a young adult varies greatly and depends on one’s individual needs. At Sandstone Care, we believe in treating you as a whole person instead of just treating your substance use disorder or mental health disorders in isolation. Our program is individualized to meet those specific needs and as such length of stay may vary. Typically the Young Adult IOP program lasts for 8 to 12 weeks.

After treatment you will have the opportunity to join support groups and other levels of care to maintain the momentum you found in your drug addiction recovery program.

We only collect phones during programming at our young adult addiction centers, otherwise everyone living in one of our houses has access to their devices.

The young adults at Sandstone Care are people who have been impacted by a variety of addiction and mental health issues. Typically, they are struggling with, or have experienced, anxiety, depression, trauma, and drug abuse.

Individuals with a history of violence, are actively suicidal or psychotic, that have severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, or that exhibit behavioral issues that would disrupt the treatment milieu are not appropriate for Sandstone Care’s young adult rehab.

Each client is carefully screened by the admissions team and the Program Director before they enter the recovery center. If needed, the Executive Clinical Director and Medical Director for appropriateness.

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.

There are a variety of different effective approaches and strategies for providing treatment for substance abuse problems.

Early intervention can help reduce the harm of substances, reduce risk behaviors, and improve health and social function. Health care that is age group specific and involves family members is also proven to lead to substance abuse treatment that works faster and lasts longer.

The most common and effective interventions for substance abuse have been shown to include a form of behavioral health therapy in order for you to learn coping skills.

Examples of mental health treatments can include Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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.

The approach to young adult addiction treatment is different for each individual. Treatment plans are customized to fit your specific needs.
Transitional living homes may be suitable for you if you are in early recovery and need a safe and supportive environment.

These live-in treatment centers for young adults can provide you with peer support as you attend your rehab program. Having a support system is crucial in addiction treatment for young adults, and a transitional living house can help you to have the community you need.

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Get help for young adult addiction and substance use disorder.

We are here to help in any way possible. Find hope and start on the path to recovery by calling us today.