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Young Adult Academic & Vocational Support

When a young adult is in treatment for substance use disorders, addiction, mental health conditions, or co-occurring disorders, they may need help juggling their school work or vocational training as well. We make sure they don’t fall behind while they focus on recovery.

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Academic and Vocational Support

While at Sandstone Care, our fully dedicated academic adviser will help empower you to rekindle your motivation, develop confidence, set education and career goals, and foster the skills necessary for independent living.

If you are in need of a residential or PHP level of care, you’ll be asked to leave your friends, family, school, and work behind to attend treatment in a recovery-focused environment.

Life, work, and school are hard enough as it is, but with academic and vocational support, you don’t have to worry about falling behind while you try to recover. You’ll be able to fully direct your energy and focus on treatment, regain control, and become a healthier version of yourself.

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Benefits of Academic & Vocational Support

Our main goal at Sandstone Care is to help you succeed in all aspects of life.

We go above and beyond to treat co-occurring disorders and to help you develop skills that will allow you to fully integrate into all parts of life. Whether it is Academic Support for those still in school or vocational support, we have advisers that will assist in skill development, goal setting, and preparation.

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Develop and define goals for yourself

We track your progress towards attaining the goals you predefined

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Develop accountability

We celebrate your short-term accomplishments and promote the continued development of your long-term goals

Don’t get left behind while in treatment

Recovery isn’t just getting off harmful substances or finding ways to cope with mental health conditions

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Build confidence

We want you to heal physically and mentally

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Sandstone Care provides age specific care for those who struggle with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. We have treatment centers throughout the United States.

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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.

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Young Adult Academic Support & Achievement

Sandstone ensures our young adult clients do not fall behind in school during treatment by requiring participation in academic programs in conjunction with our therapeutic services.

We want to listen to your desires and help you develop primary academic goals. We’ll help you master course material for post-secondary education. Academic achievement is made possible by a disciplined approach to study, attention to individual learning styles, and using evidence-based therapeutic practices to address the issues that may be causing you to struggle academically.

The academic program provides support sessions in order to keep you on track with schooling and progress through the completion of higher education. Alongside you, our academic adviser develops a roadmap to help you achieve your defined goals.

Young Adult Vocational Support & Achievement

Our vocational program was developed in order to allow you to set your own goals of achieving your desired lifestyle, career, or profession. The goals set for you are chosen by you with our support. This method promotes your commitment to following through and achieving these goals.

Alongside you, our vocational adviser then develops a roadmap to give you steps in achieving your set goals.

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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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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.

Intensive Outpatient Program Explained

Treatment Centers with Academic & Vocational Support

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Tinley Park Drug Rehab

16325 S Harlem Ave # 200, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

7087667735
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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Tinley Park Mental Health Center

16325 S Harlem Ave #260, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

(571) 556-7505
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Naperville Mental Health

8140 S. Cass Ave Suite B, Darien, Illinois, 60561

(331) 246-1162
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Naperville Drug Rehab

8140 S. Cass Avenue Suite A, Darien, Illinois, 60561

(331) 444-7907
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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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.