SOURCE: Sierra Tucson

November 19, 2008 14:13 ET

Sierra Tucson Recognizes Honorees at "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions and behavioral disorders, will be hosting a "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast on Friday, November 21, 2008, from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at The Drake Hotel, "The Drake Room," 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois. Over 130 attendees are expected to join this celebration to pay tribute to their peers. Media are invited to attend free of charge.

Among those being recognized for their years of service to others are:

--  Patricia Astrene, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC, The Chapman Center, Highland
    Park Hospital
--  Rachel Broeren, LCPC, CADC, The Chapman Center, Highland Park Hospital
--  Ann Cusack, Psy.D., RN, CADC
--  Marla Kushner, D.O.
--  Mary Lou Lowry, J.D., LLM, LPC, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
--  William T. O'Donnell, Jr., ODE, LLC
--  Janet Piper Voss, Illinois Lawyer's Assistance Program
--  Robert Poznanovich, Addiction Intervention Resources
--  Steven Prinz, M.D., Linden Oaks Hospital  & Genesis Clinical
--  Jesse Viner, M.D., Yellowbrick

"Those who are called to work in the addictions and mental health fields often do not receive recognition for the positive impact they have on our community," states Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson's Marketing Director. "Sierra Tucson's 'Gratitude for Giving' Breakfast is a way to honor the incredible people in the Chicago area who work hard every day to help those who suffer from addictions and mental/behavioral disorders."

Sierra Tucson is an internationally renowned, accredited treatment center and a dually licensed psychiatric hospital. Sierra Tucson is a leader in providing innovative, individualized treatment plans for coexisting addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, sexual and trauma recovery, and chronic pain. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson offers a beautiful natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information, call 800-842-4487.

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit

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