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Young Adult Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

If a loved one is struggling with a dual diagnosis, it is extremely important to learn about mental health, substance abuse, and addiction. Sometimes what they need first is to be understood.

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Peter King, LCP talks about Dual Diagnosis

Co-Occurring Disorders Defined

A dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, is when someone has both a mental disorder and a substance use disorder.

Even though the disorders occur together, it does not mean that one caused the other. Both can also be worsened by the other.

It can be difficult to understand what causes both a substance use disorder and mental disorder to occur together, but researchers believe there are a few different possibilities.

One may be the common risk factors that both SUDs and mental disorders share, such as; genetics, trauma, and stress.

Another could be that sometimes, SUDs develop as an unhealthy coping mechanism. People who may be struggling with a mental disorder may use drugs to cope with difficult feelings or symptoms they may be facing.

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 personal experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
Evidence-Based Therapy
We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.
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
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
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
Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

Young Adult Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Struggling to find a career, a friend group, and 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. We want to come alongside you to support you. We also want to help you find a career, finish school, build relationships, and start living the life you want to live.

It is important to find a dual diagnosis treatment center and providers specializing in both mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Someone with a dual diagnosis has to receive treatment for both disorders.

To treat a dual diagnosis, a person must become sober first.

Working Through Trauma in Young Adults

Signs of Dual Diagnosis in Young Adults

The signs of dual diagnosis can differ because of all the different ways it can occur.

Some signs of dual diagnosis may include:

Sudden changes in friend groups and close relationships
Use of drugs to escape emotional distress
Having to take drugs to feel normal
Extreme emotional highs and lows
Constantly lying or stealing
Difficulty performing well in school
Have a previous history of mental illness
Repeatedly trying to quit using drugs but relapsing each time
Irregular sleeping patterns, for example, staying up all night and sleeping all-day
Engaging in self-harming behaviors
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Drug Rehab 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

Studies have found that binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are problematic for 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.

Mental Health Treatment Options

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Depression Treatment
Depression is more than just feeling down for a few days — symptoms are long lasting and can affect you in many ways.
Anxiety & Bi-Polar Treatment
Anxiety disorders are thought patterns of fear, dread, and uneasiness that affect other aspects of your life.
Trauma & PTSD Treatment
Trauma is the emotional response to a specific event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.
ADHD & Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
ADHD is marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, and over-activity.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

EBTs are scientifically proven therapies that are guided by relevant data. Patient preferences are prioritized, which maximizes their options and adds flexibility to individual treatment plans. Evidence-based therapy is safe and consistent treatment, but most importantly, your recovery is not left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Their studies have shown that these therapy treatments work due to the combination of clinical training and science.

Highest Quality Treatment

Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective. This means they had to learn and follow certain guidelines for how they provide care.

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. Treatment options aren’t based on the therapist’s mood, they are backed by training and scientific results.

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 sober living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Centers

We have rehab centers throughout Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, & Illinois that specialize in co-occurring disorders and using evidence-based treatment to help young adults learn healthy coping mechanisms.

Mural in Sandstone Care Buffalo Grove Rehab Center

Buffalo Grove Rehab Center

195 N Arlington Heights Rd #101a, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089

847-908-5461
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Towson Rehab Center

Towson Rehab Center

521 East Joppa Road, Suite 105, Towson, Maryland, 21286

410-847-7574
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Colorado Springs Rehab Center

Colorado Springs Rehab Center

5731 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918

719-445-3260
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Maryland Teen Rehab

Maryland Teen Rehab

2020 Martins Grant Ct., Crownsville, Maryland, 21032

667-458-6880
Age Groups: Teens
Levels of Care: ResidentialAssessments
Treatment Programs: Mental HealthSubstance UseDual-Diagnosis
Reston Rehab Center

Reston Rehab Center

11415 Isaac Newton Square S, Reston, Virginia, 20190

703-260-9359
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Sandstone Care Adolescent Treatment Center Cascade Canyon

Colorado Teen Rehab

5250 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade, Colorado, 80809

719-249-2465
Age Groups: Teens
Levels of Care: ResidentialAssessments
Treatment Programs: Mental HealthSubstance UseDual-Diagnosis
Colorado Springs Detox Center

Colorado Springs Detox Center

2102 University Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918

719-249-3545
Age Groups: Young AdultsAdults
Levels of Care: DetoxResidential
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
North Bethesda Rehab Center

North Bethesda Rehab Center

11820 Parklawn Dr. #403, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

301-321-7362
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis

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.

Yes, we understand that many people who abuse drugs and alcohol also suffer from depression, anxiety, etc. So, we have a psychiatrist on staff who can diagnose co-occurring disorders and help address the underlying issues that often lead to substance abuse.

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

The amount of treatment needed varies greatly and depends on one’s individual needs. At Sandstone Care, we believe in treating our clients as a whole person instead of just treating their 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.

Our care team is an integrated team of professionals who collaborate with each client to reach their goals. Our team consists of licensed clinicians, medical providers, and a teacher.

The teens and young adults at Sandstone Care are bright and creative spirits who have been impacted by a variety of mental health issues. Typically, they are struggling with, or have experienced, anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or substance use. 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. Each client is carefully screened by the admissions team and the Program Director, and if needed, the Executive Clinical Director and Medical Director for appropriateness.

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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.