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Twelve Oaks Recovery Center Announces Grand Opening of Substance Abuse Assessment and Resource Center (ARC) to Provide Free Services to Local Community

LAKE WALES, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/12/12 -- Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, a premier provider of addiction treatment services located in Navarre, FL, has announced a new, free Assessment and Resource Center (ARC) in the heart of Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties that will act as a link between healthcare service providers and local citizens.

The Twelve Oaks ARC will assist in providing coordination of care through a network of core providers. Individuals referred to the center will receive a free assessment for substance abuse and will be provided with appropriate support, information and referrals for treatment. They will also have the opportunity to speak with a licensed clinician while they contemplate treatment options and prepare for the next steps on their journey to recovery.

"Twelve Oaks is proud to be able to offer this free service to our local community as part of our mission to deliver clinical excellence to individuals and families in need," said Twelve Oaks Executive Director, Paul Reed. "Every person struggling with an addiction deserves to receive care and the ARC is a truly innovative approach to achieve that goal."

A grand opening celebration will be hosted by Twelve Oaks Recovery Center on Friday, October 19 from 10am-2pm to provide an opportunity for the community to come out and see the new Center and meet the staff. The new ARC and grand opening celebration are located at Lake Wales Christian Counseling, One Scenic Central, Suite 105, in Lake Wales. The ARC program is in partnership with Dr. Jeff Allen Ph.D., CAP, CMHP.

"Making the decision to ask for help is a big step," said Dr. Allen. "I want to support that in whatever way I can. By offering free confidential assessments, support and consultation, we hope to help those in need navigate which treatment option is right for them."

The Twelve Oaks ARC staff will be targeting their outreach to local emergency rooms, legal/drug courts, universities, employee assistance programs and local providers. When these organizations have appropriate candidates for ARC, referring is as easy as calling a toll-free number to arrange an assessment.

Assessments will be conducted on an appointment-only basis at the Twelve Oaks ARC office or through prearranged mobile services in designated areas. For more information and/or to arrange an assessment, call 855-332-8597.

For more than 25 years, Twelve Oaks Recovery Center has helped adults and teens suffering from drug dependency, addiction, PTSD and chronic pain. Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Twelve Oaks provides a uniquely serene environment in which clients can begin the recovery process under the care and guidance of dedicated and experienced professionals.

About CRC Health Group

Twelve Oaks is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral health care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.

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