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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.

Smart facility designs enhance autism treatment

February 13, 2017  |  Jaques Black
article

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
news

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
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.

Emergency departments must aim for change

December 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
blog

Having a high number of mental health patients boarded in the emergency department has a dramatic effect on the throughput.

REIT transactions offer treatment centers source of capital

December 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The benefit of selling to a REIT is that the deal unlocks the equity that’s been built up in the treatment center's real estate.

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
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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.