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Sandstone Care

Sandstone Care Denver Colorado

Sandstone Care provides substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders treatment for adolescents (ages 13 to 18) and young adults (ages 18 to 30). We provide an evidence-based, integrated treatment program that is customized for the needs of each individual, applying today’s most effective treatment methods that not only address any substance use issues but also any underlying mental health conditions (co-occurring disorders). In addition to substance use, addiction, and mental health clinical programming, we work with the whole ecosystem of an individual by providing academic & vocational support prior to every group session, weekly multi-family group sessions, weekly individual sessions, and participation in community events. Sandstone Care has facilities serving Denver and Boulder, Colorado.


Located in Denver, Colo., Sandstone Care is a drug and alcohol treatment center for teens and young adults. Treatment is also available for co-occurring disorders. There is a wide range of treatment intensities available, including sober living, partial hospitalization (PHP), outpatient, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Medically supervised detox is not available at this facility.


Upon admission, new clients undergo a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. Based on the results of the assessment, an individualized treatment plan is created to best address client needs.

Treatment includes evidence-based practices including individual, group, and family therapy, as well as educational workshops about addiction. Clients also participate in weekly community-based activities in the local Denver area.

The sober living program lasts 90 to 180 days. Technically called an Extended Care Treatment Program, it is intended to provide long term treatment to individuals who have already undergone a more intensive in-patient treatment or detox program.

The partial hospitalization program (PHP) lasts from 5 to 30 days. It includes 35 hours of program over the course of five days a week. Clients live at home or at another sober living facility.

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) lasts from 60 to 90 days. It consists of 17 hours per week of treatment programming.

Clients also receive academic and vocational support to help them create a healthy and productive lifestyle after finishing the treatment program. This may include tutoring, job coaching, and life skills training.

In addition, full family participation in weekly family programs are highly encouraged, as the treatment program emphasizes a strong family system as an asset for recovery.

After completion of the program, clients are encouraged to participate in the aftercare outpatient program that lasts for 90 to 180 days after the completion of treatment.


The treatment team includes a psychiatrist, a dietitian, physicians, therapists, and other behavioral health professionals.


Sandstone Care’s sober living program offers a modern, fully furnished and gender-specific residence for men aged 18 to 30. The facility is in a neighborhood near the light rail, making for convenient transportation to metro Denver. Residents are expected to participate in communal chores, such as cooking and cleaning.


To date, has received only one review from an alum for Sandstone Care. The feedback was exceptionally positive, with five out of five stars given for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. The alum specifically praised the staff.

On Google, the facility earned five out of five stars from all six reviewers to date. [1] Many of the reviews praised the treatment program’s effectiveness and the quality of the staff. In a representative review, an anonymous alum wrote: “Wonderful experience with the clinical team who showed persistent care and support throughout the program. The experience helped heal the entire family.”

On Sandstone Care’s Facebook, which the center can manage, the facility received five out of five stars from all 10 reviews to date. Praise was repeatedly given to the staff. [2] Alum Carin wrote: “Caring people! They will help you to know if Sandstone is a good fit. If so, they work with you to work it out: insurance, scheduling, etc.”


According to the facility’s website, Sandstone Care works with most insurance companies. Financing options are available.


Reviews about Sandstone Care

  • Treatment Effectiveness
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I honestly don't know where to start. I have so much respect for this facility and this team. In the 8 weeks my son was in the IOP I was not necessarily hopeful, I went in thinking it might make a bit of an impact. I was SO wrong, not only did he finish his 8 weeks drug free, he came through those weeks with a sense of himself, with hope and a great experience with a community that he became very close to. One on one therapy, 4 nights a week of group therapy, one on one therapy with parents, one 3 hour family night a week. I could go on and on. This is my second involvement with a treatment center, and they are two totally different animals, The Meadows in Arizona came to us through a therapist, what a waste of time and a huge price tag, from intake to finish it was a disappointment, conversely Sandstone proved their program from day one, their involvement in every client is apparent, I am not assuming that, I heard it from almost every single client that was in my son's group, I experienced it in my therapy sessions with my son and with the weekly family nights. The very strange thing is I personally will miss the support of this group of people who make up the staff at Sandstone and my weekly family nights that I not only got to spend time with my son and his peers but to learn. I cannot recommend this facility enough if you are going through a crisis in your family or life, they truly CARE.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
My young adult daughter with a dual diagnosis recently did an assessment at Sandstone in Rockville, MD. I was hopeful that as a new option in the area that they were different. The same old thing...tell you how they are different and offer all of these wonderful services to help your loved one, but they have to do ABC before they can help. I understand the loved one has to want to get better, but isn’t that what treatment is for. Let’s see, if you had cancer and went to the Dr.; can you imagine them saying, once you get rid of the cancer, come back and see us to continue your journey to be cancer free. Wake up people and stop with all the perfectly worded websites and false hope. It is hard enough trying to get your loved one to treatment, only to be told, do this and then we can help. Really? BTW, I have a PPO and they said we can give you some referrals...of the two names they offered, neither took insurance and they said they really didn’t know anyone that they treated. Kolmac seems to be the only group in the area that truly meets the person “at where they are at” and offers help based on the individual.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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  • As a psychiatric hospital treating both Addiction and Mental Health for adults and adolescents in the region, Denver Springs is thrilled to partner with Sandstone Care in an effort to spearhead the recovery process and "walk with" and support those individuals AND families seeking long term sobriety and mental health wellness. "We work with the team on a weekly basis and have had great success...they are top shelf clinicians and even better people...Sandstone really understands the needs of the family as well."
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  • Amazing program! The team truly cares about every client, and you can tell as soon as you walk in the door!
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Great program with a solid clinical team that really helps change lives