SOURCE: CRC Health Group

CRC Health Group

December 02, 2010 12:28 ET

CRC Health Group, New Life Lodge Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Expand Services With Multi-Facility Acquisition

Additional Five Facilities to Provide Outpatient and In-Home Treatment Services, Options for the One Hundred Thousand-Plus TN Residents Who Need but Do Not Currently Receive Addiction Treatment

BURNS, TN--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - New Life Lodge drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, in conjunction with parent company CRC Health Group, the nation's largest provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services, today announced the completion of the multi-facility acquisition of Recovery Living Services (RLS) in Tennessee. 

"We are pleased to acquire RLS, which has been providing high quality addiction treatment services for over five years, and to expand the outreach and breadth of services of New Life Lodge," said Jerry Rhodes, President of the Recovery Division of CRC Health Group. "There are a number of Tennesseans who are dependent on drugs or alcohol and are in desperate need of quality recovery services. We want to help these individuals in their pursuit to reclaim their lives."

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 444,000 (9%) of Tennessee citizens ages 12 or older reported past month use of an illicit drug, with 151,000 citizens reporting dependence or abuse of an illicit drug within the past year. Yet in 2008 (most recent year of data), there were only 9,806 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment centers in Tennessee. Approximately 129,000 Tennessee citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use.

RLS provides substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents as well as in-home behavioral health counseling services for at-risk youth. The acquired facilities -- located in Downtown Knoxville, West Knoxville, Cookeville, Jamestown and Jacksboro -- will continue to provide intensive outpatient program (IOP) services, outpatient opiate (Suboxone-based) detoxification services, and intensive in-home services. In addition, plans are underway to open two additional facilities in Chattanooga and Memphis.

Rebecca Gaskin, LCSW, CAC, MSW, MBA and current Executive Director of New Life Lodge, will oversee the additional facilities. Current CEO of Recovery Living Services, George Massengill, will stay on with CRC Health Group.

"I am very excited to have Recovery Living Services join the New Life Lodge family to serve persons struggling with substance abuse disorders throughout the state of Tennessee," said Gaskin. "New Life Lodge is committed to providing high quality, effective treatment and RLS has demonstrated the same commitment in outpatient treatment settings throughout the eastern Tennessee area. This partnership will allow New Life Lodge to offer a seamless array of treatment opportunities for individuals to optimize their residential treatment experience and support them as they integrate back into their home environments."

Gaskin added, "We hope to make our services widely available to those struggling with addiction by expanding our outpatient facilities across the state."

New Life Lodge has been providing rehabilitation and treatment services for adults and adolescents struggling with alcohol and drug dependency for over 25 years. The treatment center acknowledges that addiction affects the entire family and therefore embraces the family as well as the individual to provide personalized treatment services. Under the supervision of licensed professionals, New Life Lodge has built a nationally recognized reputation and established long-standing relationships within the medical and mental health communities. The program is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Healthcare Facilities, and is CARF-accredited. For more information, visit

New Life Lodge 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. Since 1995, CRC has been helping individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.
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