Navigation Links
4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA 'National Model' Detox Center
Date:9/3/2007

** Mon., Sept. 10, 10 AM, White Deer Run, 360 White Deer Run Road,

Allenwood; Lunch W/Press Avail 11 AM ** Pennsylvania Treatment Gap of One Million Needing Treatment vs. 90,000

Obtaining Help WDR Parent CRC Health Group CEO Dr. Barry Karlin to Join State & Local

Officials, State Representatives

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, former U.S. Drug Policy Director (1996-2001), now West Point Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and a widely cited media expert on terrorism and drug policy, will address the national drug crisis and keynote the opening of a new "national model" Medical Services and Detoxification Center at White Deer Run, Allenwood, PA. White Deer Run is Pennsylvania's largest substance abuse treatment provider, with 18 facilities.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that 252,000 Pennsylvanians need but are not receiving treatment for drug abuse, and 748,000 for alcohol abuse; less than 100,000 now obtain treatment.

Gen. McCaffrey is coming to Allenwood because the new facility will be a "national model" to address the treatment shortage. Allenwood will provide comprehensive services that very few facilities provide for illicit drugs, medications, and alcohol, including the challenge of dual diagnosis of both substance abuse and mental issues. McCaffrey said that "the protocols and training, and the availability of psychiatrists, practitioners, certified addiction counselors, and RN's, make the new center 'state of the art.'" "There is a desperate need for bed expansion," facility officials report. The new detox center will have 42 beds, adding to the 226 ongoing rehabilitation beds currently in the facility.

Other dignitaries attending include Deb Beck, President of Drug and Alcohol Providers of Pennsylvania (DASPOP), Representative Steven Cappelli (Lycoming), Representative Gene DiGirolamo (Bucks County), and others.

White Deer Run's parent company is CRC Health Group. CEO Dr. Barry Karlin, who built CRC into the nation's largest substance abuse and behavioral treatment provider, will join White Deer Run and local Allenwood officials at the opening.

The news conference is 10 AM, Monday, September 10 at White Deer Run, Allenwood, at 360 White Deer Run Rd., Allenwood, PA 17810. Lunch, with media also invited and additional press availability of VIP's and treatment experts, is at 11 AM.

Contact: Bob Weiner / Rebecca Vander Linde 301-283-0821 or 202-329-1700


'/>"/>
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Former smokers can be protected with vitamin A derivative
2. Reliable Help For Smokers From Nicotine Patches and Former Smokers
3. Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election
4. Former FDA Commissioner Accused in Criminal Case
5. Justice To Former Male Nurse In sex Discrimination Case
6. Residents Of Former Industrial Towns In UK Most likely To Become Obese
7. Sex Determination Test Informers to be Rewarded
8. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Suffers Heart Attack
9. Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy
10. Former Chilean Dictator Hospitalised After Heart Attack
11. Former Chilean Dictator Recovering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics ... proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice ... "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical ... generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at ... 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , ... Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: