Entries by sparkles

Missouri: Only State Not on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

It was a mystery for the last few years – why were so many people going to Missouri to get their prescriptions (…mostly opioids like Vicodin/Lortab or Oxycodone)? Mystery solved. As of 2012, Missouri was the only state in the United States that did not participate in a national registry for prescription drugs. Let’s dive […]

Sunspire Health Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Kohlberg & Company (a private equity firm based in New York) has acquired majority ownership of Sunspire Health a provider of behavioral health services for the treatment of substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders. Headquartered in Lyndhurst, NJ, Sunspire operates a portfolio of independently branded treatment centers in five locations – California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon, with […]

Elements Behavioral Health Expanding

Elements Behavioral Health has been actively expanding as evidenced by the purchase of  Park Bench Group Counseling in New Jersey and the opening of Brightwater Landing in Pennsylvania right outside Harrisburg and Hershey. Elements portfolio are also ramping up programs to meet increased market demands. Centers in Texas and Tennessee are adding new services, and a detox […]

Insider’s Guide: How to Pay for Therapeutic Boarding School (UPDATED for 2015!)

Before we dive into understanding the options for Therapeutic Boarding Schools, let’s quickly review what they are The Rise of Therapeutic Boarding Schools As public schools across the country have slowly been pruned back by state legislatures, funding for behavioral, emotional and academic support have nearly dried up. Therefore, it’s not surprising private institutions like […]

Acadia Buys CRC Health

Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. said it will acquire CRC Health Group Inc. for $1.18 billion, expanding its in-patient mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. Acadia is headquartered in Franklin, TN and owns 76 facilities with about 5,800 beds in 24 states, Puerto Rico and the U.K. CRC Health Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered […]

Origins Behavioral Health Acquires Two Caron Treatment Center Locations

Origins Behavioral Health (headquartered in South Padre Island, Texas soon to be located in West Palm Beach, Florida) will acquire two treatment sites from Caron Treatment Centers (headquartered in Pennsylvania). The Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Gate Lodge in Vero Beach, Florida., will add over 100 beds to Origin’s current capacity of around 80 […]

Program Review: The Renfrew Center

Many years ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Renfrew Center just outside of Philadelphia, PA. At first, I wasn’t sure if this was a gigantic private residence with it’s ancient stone farm house, stables, and quintessential barn. Definitely one of the more beautiful suburban locations for a treatment center I’ve seen. I had […]