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Hazelden Acquires College Health Program MyStudentBody from Inflexxion, Inc.

October 17, 2012

CENTER CITY, Minn., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hazelden, the country’s leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced today the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc. Inflexxion develops scientifically-based, interactive technologies that help people improve their lives through behavioral change.

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As colleges and universities strive toward creating a safe and healthy environment, they continue to seek support in providing prevention programs, treatment options, and recovery support for their student body. Hazelden’s long-standing commitment in this arena shows they are well-positioned to provide these services to campuses across the country. Hazelden is the leading publisher of evidence-based programs for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, mental health issues, and programs that foster healthy social and emotional learning.

“We have grown MyStudentBody into a powerful tool that delivers effective prevention programs to colleges and universities across the country,” said Simon Budman, PhD, founder and CEO of Inflexxion. “We are very proud of MyStudentBody and believe Hazelden will take it to new heights.”

Developed with more than $9.7 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), MyStudentBody takes an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to reducing the risk of drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students. MyStudentBody engages students and parents in effective, evidence-based prevention and gives administrators the data to target, evaluate, and strengthen prevention initiatives.

With the acquisition of MyStudentBody, Hazelden offers proven-effective resources for students in kindergarten through college and into young adulthood. “This is an exciting time for us,” said Nick Motu, publisher and vice president of marketing and communications at Hazelden. “This year, Hazelden opened Tribeca Twelve, our alcohol and drug-free housing complex in New York City for college students in recovery. We began expansion at Hazelden in Plymouth — our addiction treatment facility for youth that will enable us to treat more young people seeking sobriety. Now, with the acquisition of MyStudentBody, we are able to help college students across the country live their best lives possible with a robust, evidence-based program that addresses the complex issues they face every day.”

MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents, and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions. MyStudentBody‘s courses are designed to provide a comprehensive approach to helping college students prevent and understand the risks associated with student health and campus life.

About Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Built on decades of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public education and advocacy, and publishing. It currently has facilities in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York and Florida. Learn more at www.hazelden.org.

About Inflexxion
Inflexxion develops scientifically-based, interactive technologies that help people improve their lives through behavioral change. Partners and customers rely on Inflexxion for online programs that reduce health-related risks, enhance clinical outcomes, and positively influence quality of care. Inflexxion has received over $55 million in grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), and has developed over 50 assessment, intervention and prevention programs in its behavioral health, risk management, college health, and consumer health divisions. Inflexxion was founded in 1989 and is located in Newton, MA.

SOURCE Hazelden Foundation

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