PHOENIX - (Sept. 30, 2010) - Someone battling addiction faces enough hurdles, so when a patient decides to find help, the last thing he or she needs is to jump through hoops to find the right treatment center.
Calvary Addiction Recovery Center announced today a solution to streamline the process for potential patients with its Addiction Recovery Network. Calvary has partnered with Dan Cronin, a substance abuse and addiction expert, to launch the program that will draw upon the facility’s approximately 100 sister hospitals across the country using one call center for referrals and placement.
“At Calvary, we are fully focused on helping individuals overcome their addictions through a holistic approach,” said Sean Walsh, chief executive officer at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, a Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) facility. “We have services that we can offer to those struggling with an addiction but might not be aware of us; however, the Addiction Recovery Network enables us to offer our recovery programs and services to a much wider breadth of men and women. We want to work with our PSI sister facilities and offer our services when needed to make sure that no individual falls through the cracks and is left untreated.”
Through this initiative, the patient’s first step for treatment is to call any PSI facility nationwide (www.psysolutions.com). That particular hospital will either treat the patient or refer the patient to its Addiction Recovery Network via (877) 577-2778 or www.substanceabuseexpert.com. This coordinated effort between the facilities and Cronin will effectively place incoming patients in the best treatment facility based on their individual diagnosis, preferences, insurance and geographical location.
Cronin, a 20-year veteran in the fields of substance abuse, case management and alternative sentencing, has earned the right to be called one of the nation’s top interventionists for addictions, including substance abuse, gambling, shopping and sexual compulsivity. With the help of his team and PSI resources like Calvary, Cronin is able to respond quickly, thoroughly analyze the situation and recommend a treatment option that will offer the most effective solution for the patient and his or her family.
Said Cronin, “Calvary belongs to a vast network of hospitals nationwide that can benefit from its programs for substance abuse, dual-diagnosis and mental health, and I am simply the liaison between the patient and the proper facility. My team and I work as resources and advocates for the patients and their families to ensure that we address every one of the patient’s needs.
“Location and finances are not—and should not be—the sole determinants in a treatment program. Many psychographics and external factors should be taken into account to place a patient in a center that will better guarantee long-term patient success,” Cronin continued.
About Calvary Addiction Recovery Center
Since 1964, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center has been a leader in Christian addiction treatment and recovery. That same approach has proven effective with other faiths and those seeking a traditional 12-step program. The Calvary program addresses the practical, physical and spiritual aspects of addiction and problem gambling, setting the stage for long-term recovery and restored family life. For more information, please visit www.calvaryaddictionrecoverycenternews.com
About Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI)
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. offers an extensive continuum of behavioral health programs to critically ill children, adolescents and adults and is the largest operator of owned or leased freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities with more than 11,000 beds in 32 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PSI also manages freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities for government agencies and psychiatric inpatient units within medical/surgical hospitals owned by others. For more information, please visit www.behavioralhealthmedia.com
About Dan Cronin
Over a 20-year career, Dan Cronin has become a leading figure in the fields of substance abuse intervention, alternative sentencing and case management. Cronin has served as Director of Counseling with the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Programs for the NHL and as Co-Founder/Program Director for Major League Soccer’s SABH. He serves on the clinical advisory board for the Veteran’s Healing Initiative and has been a trusted, confidential counselor to many celebrities and corporations. Cronin is also the founder and director of Assessment Intervention Resources, Inc., a company he launched in 1997 to assist individuals and companies with case management, crisis intervention, and alternative sentencing.