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CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of Durham's Structure House, Weight Loss Facility
Date:9/21/2007

CRC is Nation's Largest Behavioral/Educational Health Provider

DURHAM, N.C. and CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman and CEO of CRC Health Group, has announced the acquisition of Structure House, a residential, weight-loss facility for adults dealing with overweight, obesity and diabetes located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded in 1977 by Dr. Gerard J. Musante, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and leading authority in weight-loss, Structure House is dedicated to achieving long-term weight loss through behavioral modification and lifestyle change.

"We are delighted to welcome Structure House and its team to the CRC family," said Dr. Karlin. "Structure House is a very successful, high quality, comprehensive program that focuses on helping adults gain control of their weight, health and lives. The addition of Structure House to our existing healthy living programs allows for a full range of services to those in need and will nicely complement our adolescent obesity program."

Dr. Musante also expressed great enthusiasm about this new relationship and the significant opportunities it presents for Structure House. "We have long respected what CRC Health's team has done in developing and managing its network of outstanding facilities," said Dr. Musante. "This is an exciting opportunity for Structure House to expand and become an integral part of the country's leading specialty healthcare organization."

Under the new arrangement, all aspects of Structure House's treatment program will remain unchanged. Dr. Musante will continue as Structure House's director, and all of the key staff, programs, services and treatment methods will also remain entirely the same.

The infusion of CRC's resources into the Structure House program under the continued guidance and vision of its designer, Dr. Musante, will enable the successful expansion of the current Structure House facility both in Durham and in another location on the West Coast. "We are extremely pleased that Dr. Musante has agreed to continue in his current leadership role at Structure House," Karlin added. "His dedication to achieving the highest standards of quality has earned the facility a reputation for excellence in the field of weight management."

This partnership will also enable Structure House to explore new offerings for participants as well as create a more comprehensive "E-Care Program" for continuing treating participants at home through telephone and Internet contact.

Additional Information About CRC Health Group

With 142 programs in 30 states and the UK, CRC Health Group is the largest and most comprehensive network of behavioral/educational health programs in the nation. As a world-class specialty health organization, CRC Health has provided healing and hope in the lives of their patients and students. By offering the largest array of personalized treatment services, individuals, families and professionals can choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction and therapeutic educational needs. Every day, than 25,000 people receive treatment from CRC programs making it the most trusted specialized behavioral health organization in the nation. CRC Health Group's motivation for growth stems from a deep commitment to make their services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced behavioral, addiction and therapeutic educational services. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.

For more about CRC Health, please visit http://www.crchealth.com or call 877.272.8668

Additional Information About Structure House

Structure House, Inc., a residential weight loss facility in Durham, N.C., offers a unique, behavioral approach to weight loss and healthy lifestyle change. The facility, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 2007, integrates principles of nutrition and exercise with psychology in a treatment approach designed to transform the eating habits and lifestyles of overweight individuals. Since 1977, Structure House has helped more than 30,000 people from all 50 states and 35 nations battling obesity. The name Structure House underscores the critical role structure plays in achieving long-term weight loss. The Structure House program has received national attention and recognition for its outstanding results. Structure House has been profiled by major news and television organizations around the world, including: CNN Anderson Cooper 360; the New York Times; the Associated Press; 60 Minutes; Glamour Magazine; and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Musante is author of The Structure House Weight Loss Plan. For more information and program information, visit http://www.structurehouse.com or call 800.553.0052.

Contacts: Bob Weiner 301-283-0821/202-329-1700 for CRC;

Paige Sargent 919-277-1162 for Structure House


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