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How to effectively use color in treatment facilities

August 2, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

While there is no single rule for choosing colors in the design of your facility, it’s best to stick with hues that have a calming effect.

Design practices contribute to stabilization unit safety

June 30, 2017  |  Peter J. Pinkerton and Judy L. Johnson
article

Providing safety and dignity in facility design can be beneficial to the healing process.

Bridges of Hope facility has history

May 11, 2017  |  Jill Sederstrom
article

Bridges of Hope treatment center opened this year in Anderson, Ind., after renovating the space that used to serve as the recording studio for Sandi Patty, an Grammy-award winning Christian music artist.

RCA opens Boston center

January 24, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Recovery Centers of America has opened its Boston Center for Addiction Treatment residential campus that will employ up to 300 professionals.

Nature is central component at Swift River Massachusetts

January 13, 2017  |  Jill Sederstrom
article

The main building at Swift River, which can house up to 60 residents, was ideal for detox and residential programs, while two additional dorms, which can house anywhere from 20 to 30 residents each, had room for partial hospitalization and intensive...

Better mental health through window design

December 28, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
blog

A facility’s windows should be more than another level of security. They should incorporate features that are part of the therapy, enhancing the patient's well-being.

West L.A. Betty Ford Center focuses on privacy, convenience

November 30, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
article

The Betty Ford Center in West Los Angeles is the first satellite facility built under the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation name after the 2014 merger.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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
article

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.

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