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California health and addiction-treatment program expands to Quincy

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  July 24, 2012 04:31 PM

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A California company that provides behavioral health and addiction treatment is expanding one of its programs to Quincy in an effort to reach the needs of New England.

CRC Health Group announced the expansion of their free Assessment and Resource Center this month.

According to a release from the company, the ARC acts as the link between healthcare service providers and local citizens, connecting people in need with those who can give it.

Individuals referred to the centers receive a free assessment for substance abuse or for eating and weight management disorders, and are then provided with support, information, and referrals for treatment.

“[Patients] also have the opportunity to attend complimentary psycho-education and motivational enhancement groups while they contemplate treatment options and prepare for the next steps on their journeys to recovery,” the release said.

The ARC program was only started by CRC in California this past May, and CRC CEO Andy Eckert said he was excited to bring the program to the South Shore.

“Every person struggling with an addiction deserves to receive care and ARC is a truly innovative approach to achieve that goal,” he said in a release.

New England ARC staff will target outreach to local emergency rooms, legal/drug courts, universities, employee assistance programs, and local Veterans’ Administrations.

“By expanding this arm of our company, we are continuing to support those in need with greater access to services,” said Christina Hawkins, senior director of corporate development for CRC Health. “In addition to making this process as easy as possible, we are looking forward to supporting local nonprofit organizations with their endeavors to reach the most vulnerable populations.”

The New England ARC is located Quincy, and assessments can be arranged by appointment-only by calling Dan Ryan, Regional Services Coordinator, at (508) 768-8134.

For more information, visit www.crchealth.com.

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