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ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters to strategize everything from the center's programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Why you should consider geography in your architecture and design

August 4, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Geography is often a key factor in shaping the design of a behavioral healthcare facility and can influence design choices such as color, materials, lighting or structural elements of a building.

Integrity Inc., Willow Tree Center announce merger in New Jersey

July 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Willow Tree Center in Morris Plains, N.J., will provide addiction treatment and recovery services as a member of the Integrity Inc. network.

Sunspire Health opens Key Largo, Fla., treatment program

July 8, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Sunspire Health’s newest addiction treatment program provides dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group therapy sessions.

Pediatric inpatient units, outpatient clinics require a special touch

June 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
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Designers must create therapeutic environments carefully tuned to the needs of children and adolescents.

Seattle providers bring seamless care to new behavioral unit

June 2, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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As deinstitutionalization continues to reduce state hospital beds across the U.S., a new 22-bed inpatient unit at Swedish Ballard gives the Seattle area a community-based care facility that specializes in comorbid disorders.

Foundations unveils Detroit outpatient facility

May 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Foundations Recovery Network opens Foundations Detroit to provide integrated outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

Consider cognitive impairment and the psychiatric environment

May 17, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
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Cognitive impairment can become a trigger for the patient’s symptoms, and of course, one of the goals of a psychiatric care setting is to avoid triggering those symptoms so the patient can begin to experience wellness.

Florida Dept. of Corrections, offender re-entry center reach agreement

May 12, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Bridges of America re-entry program in Broward County will refer clients to another Bridges facility, allowing the DOC to move ahead with plans to repurpose the center’s space.

Offender re-entry center in Florida facing closure

May 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Despite harsh criticism for its plan, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to convert a community transition facility into office space, pledging to find treatment options for affected inmates elsewhere.