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For Referring Professionals

Together we make a real difference in the lives of the clients we work with.

Partnering with treatment professionals is a foundational component of our treatment program and is recognized as being critically important to improving continuity of care and ultimately achieving long-term, successful outcomes with our clients.

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Sandstone Care Program Overview

Referring to Sandstone Care?

Your client’s decision to join Sandstone Care is very important and will influence the rest of his or her life.

We are committed to supporting you, the client, and the client’s family throughout the admission process and beyond.

If you are a treatment professional interested in learning more about us and our programs you can reach out to our outreach ambassadors listed below.

We Exist to Serve & Connect with Other Professionals in our Communities

Our ambassadors are responsible for networking and building connections with community providers including non-profits, advocacy groups, and treatment providers. They coordinate trainings for professionals to earn CEUs and work tirelessly for Sandstone Care and their clients. Additionally, our ambassadors help create a personalized aftercare plan that includes a warm handoff to another provider as well as other resources.

Meet our Outreach Ambassadors & Business Development Team

Lindsey Vass
Lindsey Vass, LCSW, CADC
Illinois Clinical Outreach Ambassador(815) 209-9118
Danielle Johnson
Danielle Johnson
Maryland Clinical Outreach Ambassador(240) 256-3101
John Rusignuolo
John Rusignuolo
VirginiaVirginia Clinical Outreach Ambassador

Montee Ball
Montee Ball
Colorado Clinical Outreach Ambassador
Larry Baird
Larry Baird
Virginia Clinical Outreach Ambassador
Laura Martinez
Laura Martinez
Colorado Clinical Outreach Ambassador
Fletcher Hunze Austin
Fletcher Hunze Austin
Colorado Springs Clinical Outreach Ambassador

What to expect when you make a referral

Our directors and community ambassadors are available to answer questions, support our clients and be a connection to professionals in the community. Our goal is to collaborate with you and your client to provide the best care and experience with Sandstone Care. We welcome your feedback and questions. We look forward to working with you.

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Give us a call

If you are a treatment professional interested in learning more about us and our programs you can reach out to our outreach ambassadors.

Our ambassadors are available to answer any questions you have, support you on finding the best care options for your clients and be a connection to professionals in the community. View the list of our ambassadors and their contacts in the list below.

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Schedule an Assessment

After the initial call with our Admissions Supervisor, we’ll schedule your client for a full clinical assessment with one of our licensed clinicians.

This typically occurs on-site at Sandstone Care and takes 60–90 minutes. The assessment clinician will conduct a full bio, psycho, and social assessment to collect the following information:

  • Presenting concerns
  • Psychiatric history
  • Medical history
  • Past treatment history
  • Information about referring treatment providers

Please note: any out-of-state clients will complete a pre-assessment over the phone, which usually takes 30–60 minutes to confirm the appropriateness for our treatment programs.

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Stay in Touch

Following a client’s admission into Sandstone Care, we will contact the referring treatment professional within 72 hours. We’ll ask the client to sign a release of information for his or her outside treatment professionals upon intake.

If the client signs the release, our primary therapist will reach out to further discuss the client’s case and provide updates as requested by the referring professional.

Please note that if you do not receive communication from Sandstone Care, it is likely due to the client not signing a release of information. We respect and honor our client’s right to confidentiality; however, we view this as a clinical issue that we will work to address during treatment.

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 treatment, 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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Medical Detox Explained

60-90 days of on-site 24/7 treatment.

We offer residential treatment centers designed specifically for teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

We help teens learn healthy coping skills so they can better handle daily challenges. Teens are provided with an intimate, serene environment with smaller group sizes and a focus on strengthening the family unit. Every client gets robust academic support by certified teachers to ensure clients stay up to date on their coursework.

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Teen Residential Care Explained

2-6 months

Our Transitional Living Program can be combined with clinical programming to provide a comprehensive treatment experience for our young adult client’s struggling with substance use disorders.

Our homes are for individuals aged 18-30 and help clients establish a supportive community and accountability, while increasing independence and personal responsibility.

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Transitional Living Program Overview

2-4 weeks of on-site day treatment.

Our Teen Young Adult Day Treatment program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care that offers five days of robust programming a week.

Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help clients 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.

PHP Explained

8-12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.

Our Teen & Young Adult IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address our client’s needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming.

Our mood disorder track we are able to focus on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. Our dual diagnosis track we are able to support client’s 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.

What is IOP?

Why Partner with Sandstone Care?

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Evidence-Based Treatment

At Sandstone Care, we provide evidence-based, age-appropriate, integrated treatment that is customized to the unique needs of each client we serve. Our treatment programs use today’s most effective treatment methods to address not only substance use and addiction but also underlying mental health concerns or co-occurring disorders.

Systemic Approach

We understand drug and alcohol use and mental health concerns affect many parts of a person’s life. We include a family program, academic and vocational support, and community-based activities to support and promote long-lasting recovery.

Collaborative Care

Our clinical team works diligently with referring professionals throughout our program to ensure our treatment and continuing care plans are well coordinated and supportive of the client and their family.

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Nationally Accredited

Sandstone Care is licensed by the State of Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare accrediting organization. In addition, Sandstone Care holds licensure in each state it operates in, and is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).