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Morningside Recovery

September 27, 2010 21:39 ET

Access Hollywood Lands First Interview With Morningside Recovery

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - In light of Lindsay Lohan's imminent return to rehab, two representatives from drug, alcohol and mental illness treatment facility Morningside Recovery ( are set to appear on NBC's Access Hollywood tonight to comment on Lohan's ongoing struggle with substance abuse. Morningside Recovery, which is located in Newport Beach, Calif., was the rehabilitation center initially chosen for Lohan by Judge Marsha Revel, prior to the court's decision to send the actress to UCLA Medical Center instead.

Morningside representatives Candace Bruce, CEO, and Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D., will share with Access Hollywood viewers their facility's take on Lohan's recovery, including what it might have done differently had it treated the star.

There has long been speculation that Lohan's family issues, paired with an inadequate length of stay at a qualified treatment facility, have contributed to her repeated relapses. Morningside Recovery uses a standard 90-day treatment plan, and implements an extremely family-focused approach.

"It has been our experience in treating young adults in particular that 30 days is simply not enough to have a strong enough recovery foundation for sustainable recovery," said Clinical Director Dr. Perlmutter. "In addition, in our expertise in treating this population, it is imperative for the client to have the opportunity to incorporate their recovery and support network into their daily living. Most 30-day programs agree and teach this in concept, Morningside's unique model allows them to live it while still having the clinical support they need to meet the challenges of everyday living."

Bruce and Perlmutter can be seen on Access Hollywood tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NBC. For more information about Morningside Recovery or to interview the staff, call Eileen Koch at 310-441-1000 or e-mail Please visit

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