La Paloma Treatment Center Expands, Renovates and Adds New Staff

FRN's Memphis-based facility opens a new off-site Outpatient Program, makes improvements to its historic residential building and welcomes a new clinical director.

Memphis, TN, August 19, 2011 --( Foundations Recovery Network's Memphis-based facility, La Paloma Treatment Center, recently underwent some welcome changes to continue to grow and improve upon its already-stellar Dual Diagnosis substance abuse treatment program. The program offers alcohol rehab and drug detox.

In February 2011, La Paloma relocated their Outpatient Program to an off-site location in East Memphis, making it more accessible to a wider range of clients. The new space, in a converted residential area off Memphis's Brookhaven Circle, boasts a homey feel and a relaxed environment conducive to outpatient treatment. La Paloma's new off-site facility currently offers daytime intensive outpatient treatment, with a plan to add an evening program in September.

La Paloma's current inpatient treatment facility, housed in a historic building with a past tied to healing and wellness, recently underwent several updates as well. The building, which began as the Methodist Children's Hospital, has newly renovated bathrooms in the residential unit, featuring tile and new flooring, and the bedrooms all have new carpeting and updated furniture.

There have also been exciting changes to La Paloma's staff, with new Clinical Director Jocelyn Penner having joined the team in October 2010. Previously the Family Program Director at The Hanley Center in Florida, this native of Canada has a long history with Dual Diagnosis treatment. Penner also brings an emphasis on families and a focus on not just the patient but supporting the entire family unit in recovery.

La Paloma is also currently in the process of procuring EMDR training for all their counselors. Currently, 30 percent of the staff is already trained in this highly-effective method that will allow La Paloma to address trauma issues more effectively, since approximately 80 percent of those who come into treatment have some kind of trauma history.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. In addition to La Paloma, the FRN family of treatment facilities includes Michael's House in Palm Springs, Calif.; The Canyon in Malibu, Calif.; and a full-service outpatient treatment center in Atlanta, Ga. All FRN facilities employ an integrated treatment approach, focusing on a Dual Diagnosis model for lasting recovery.

For more information on Foundations Recovery Network, contact FRN's Chief Information Officer Lee Pepper.

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