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Unity Center combines resources

April 24, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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The Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, Oregon, takes an innovative approach by combining the psychiatric units and resources of four different health systems into one initiative to meet the city’s needs.

Riverside Recovery design remains in sync with care process

January 24, 2018  |  Joanne Sammer
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Addiction treatment with a river view is not the only feature of Riverside Recovery’s new Tampa, Fla., facility. Many facets of the facility’s design are in sync with the recovery process.

Healing environments advance addiction treatment

November 16, 2017  |  Susan Romano
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As healthcare institutions grapple with the opioid crisis, one increasingly important focus of their efforts to improve addiction treatment is applying innovative design concepts to both new and renovated treatment facilities.

What Works: Geothermal climate control in treatment center facilities

September 27, 2017  |  Joanne Sammer
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When Cumberland Heights had to address an aging HVAC system on its 11-building campus, it chose a geothermal replacement for comfort and efficiency.

Longbranch Recovery Center to open in Louisiana

September 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Healthcare entrepreneur Chris McMahon is opening a 32-bed inpatient addiction treatment center in Abita Springs, La., in December, with an outpatient program slated to open at a satellite facility a month prior.

How to effectively use color in treatment facilities

August 2, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
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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
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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
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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.

Smart facility designs enhance autism treatment

February 13, 2017  |  Jaques Black
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Environmental factors affect the behavior and well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder.

Blanchard Institute opens in Charlotte

February 9, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Blanchard Institute will offer outpatient mental health, addiction treatment and family services in Charlotte, N.C.

RCA opens Boston center

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