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Therapy Treatments for Young Adults

Therapy Treatments for Young Adults with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Substance abuse and addiction affect your ability to enjoy your life. We have many treatment options available to you that can help treat addiction and mental health issues. Explore your options and get back to feeling like yourself again.

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Programs Built Just For Young Adults

Your needs are unique. Your brain and body are still developing and your need to connect with others is at an all-time high. You may be struggling to develop a strong, healthy self-image in the face of a rapidly changing world. Regain control and seek help for substance abuse, addiction, and mental health struggles.

By providing personalized treatment plans with evidence-based therapies, our programs are specialized in helping you to catch your footing as you transition into this new stage of your life.

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Therapy Treatments

Explore Therapy Options for Young Adults.

Find which proven methods work best for you at Sandstone Care.

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Individual therapy

Following your comprehensive assessment, we craft an individualized treatment plan tailored to meet your specific needs at Sandstone Care. Instead of dwelling on why you’re here, our emphasis is squarely on the path forward. We utilize our clinical framework to guide you in discovering your own values, beliefs, strengths, and passions. The focus is on your journey of self-discovery and growth, empowering you to move forward with purpose and resilience.

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Family therapy

You’re looking at how the individual roles you play and the ways you relate to each other effect everyone in the family. In family systems therapy, your therapist’s job is to help family members build that system on interactions that work well for everyone within it. We include your family in each step of recovery, so you can build stronger and healthier relationships.

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Group therapy

In group therapy, you’ll interact with people your own age who are experiencing the same struggles you are. You will build healthy friendships and see firsthand that you are not alone and you are not the only person who has struggled with mental health and substance use conditions.

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When you’re grappling with both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, we call it “co-occurring disorders” or “dual diagnoses.” At Sandstone Care, we recognize the significance of treating you as a whole person. This means we address co-occurring disorders alongside substance abuse and/or addiction simultaneously, understanding the interconnected nature of these challenges. Your journey with us focuses on comprehensive care to ensure that both aspects of your well-being are given the attention and support they deserve.

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Evidence-based therapies

We developed our evidence-based curriculum with the latest available research to address your deepest physical, mental, and emotional issues. It is our goal to reach the root of the substance use or addiction issue. We include the following therapies, assessments, and plans in our programs:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Somatic Symptom Assessment and Plan

Brain & Body Trauma Assessment and Plan

Weekly Organized Physical Activities

Nutritional Assessment and Plan

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Academic & vocational

At Sandstone Care, you won’t fall behind in school or at work during your treatment. We make sure of that by requiring your participation in academic and vocational programs alongside our therapeutic services. Throughout your time here, our committed academic and vocational adviser will be fully dedicated to empowering you. They’ll help you rekindle your motivation, build confidence, set college and career goals, and develop the skills needed for independent living. Your journey with us is not just about overcoming challenges but also about achieving your educational and vocational aspirations.

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Medication management

Medication management involves diagnosing, treating, and preventing substance use and mental health conditions. Every young adult is unique and requires a customized treatment program. Our clinical staff helps you become an expert in managing your treatment and medication. While not every individual needs medication, we help prepare and educate those who do.

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.

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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.

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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.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

Evidence-based therapies use approaches that have been proven effective through scientific research. Your goals drive the design of your treatment, so you can trust that the skills you are gaining are actually relevant to the life you want to build for yourself.

Using evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), ensures that the methods used by therapists are not just based on theories but are backed by solid evidence so that your mental health care is never left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

Studies have shown that these therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results and empower you with effective coping skills.

Highest Quality Treatment

Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective, which means they can provide you with the best care possible.

Clinically Effective & Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be effective, the chances of relapse are less likely. This means you’ll be able to save more money in the long run.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies, which means you are guaranteed qualified, verified therapists are in charge of your care.

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“As a therapist, I will never hesitate to refer to Sandstone.”

“Clients have shown incredible outcomes after working with them and their team is knowledgeable, passionate, and always willing to find the best care and referrals for their clients.”

CLICC Framework for Success

Learn and Heal in Our Clinical Framework

Our therapists rely on these five pillars to zero in on what you’re good at and to spot any areas in your recovery that could use some extra attention.

This personalized approach is like having a roadmap customized just for you. It guides you through the process, helping you recognize your strengths and addressing any areas that might be holding you back in your recovery journey. The goal is to get you to that pivotal breakthrough moment – the game-changer that sets the stage for a recovery that lasts and lasts.

CLICC Framework: Commitment, Life SKills, Integrity, Connection, Community
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Not only was the group supportive, but the support from the staff was amazing.

I initially came to Sandstone for IOP and it helped me get through a really though time in my life. I ended up staying through OP and I would recommend it to anyone that needs support with their mental health.

Megan H.
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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.

With our comprehensive continuum of care, 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.

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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 to identify and improve any underlying concerns, so you are fully prepared to address addiction from all directions.

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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.

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.

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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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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