Youth Programs

Programs to Keep Adolescents and Young Adults on the Right Path

The pre-teen, teen and young adult years are a notoriously difficult time in human development. Young people are learning life skills, becoming more self-sufficient, navigating relationships, and planning for their future education and careers—all while going through profound physical, mental, and emotional changes. Stressed, confused, or overwhelmed, some young people turn to substances to ease the pressure they feel or fit in with their peers.

We want to give young people a different choice.

Our Youth Programs offer adolescents and young adults a better way to manage stress and engage with their peers.

All of Keystone’s programs are holistic, focusing not only on treating substance use but also on building positive relationships, managing stress and anger, developing coping methods, and learning good communication skills.

Adolescent & Teen Programs

Keystone recognizes the importance of helping teens and young adults early when their lives have been impacted by substance use, offering the best chance to find success in their adult lives.

Adolescent Assessments

With all Keystone programs, patients start with a bio-psycho-social assessment to determine individual needs and help us place the patient in the most effective program. We offer walk-in assessments Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. and Thursday and Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. at our 199 S. Herlong Ave. location. Limited appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 P.M. and MUST be scheduled in advance. Call us at (803) 323-6384 to schedule an assessment.

Step One

Step One is an evidence-based treatment program designed for youth who may be experimenting with alcohol or other substances. The program helps participants find motivations to change behaviors that lead to substance use disorders as well as develop the skills to make those changes. This treatment program features two individual counseling sessions and four group therapy sessions.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is Keystone’s most intensive level of care for adolescents, designed for pre-teens and teens who are actively experimenting with alcohol or other drugs or who have a diagnosed substance use disorder. This outpatient program helps youth identify the consequences of substance use disorders and teaches new assertive skills they need to begin managing their lives without using alcohol and other drugs. A weekly family component offers therapies for parents and teens to communicate and support each other in healthier ways. After finishing the intensive phase of care, patients also participate in Recovery Management to identify and prevent signs of reocurrence and maintain a strong recovery system.

Keystone’s Youth Center


Following a $1.5 million investment, Keystone opened a unique facility in November of 2016 in Rock Hill to house its programs for adolescents and young adults.

Keystone’s Youth Center is designed to invite our youngest patients to feel welcome and at home; and for parents to know their sons and daughters are getting the best care available in a safe environment.

Learn More

If you or someone you know needs medical care for drug or alcohol use, call our main office at (803) 324-1800 or click here to complete a referral form. All referrals, initial consultations, and assessments are 100% confidential.

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Keystone patient testimonial:

My case manager has been very helpful and concerned with my sobriety and continues to be a valuable tool in my life to maintain it.
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