Hazelden selected as a ValueOptions Diagnostic Specialty Unit provider
CENTER CITY, Minn., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hazelden, the country’s leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced today that it has been selected as a ValueOptions(®) Inc. Diagnostic Specialty Unit (DSU) provider.
The designation from the nation’s largest independent behavioral health care and wellness company means that Hazelden is recognized not only for its excellence in diagnosing and treating the disease of addiction but also for diagnosing and treating co-occurring mental-health issues including post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
“We recognize the complexities of behavioral health, and the close association between mental health and physical health,” said Dr. Christopher Dennis, chief medical officer, ValueOptions Commercial Division. “We know Hazelden has what it takes to address the physical, psychological and behavioral needs of those who seek freedom from the disease of addiction.”
Through this program, ValueOptions is able to direct its members to organizations and providers that have demonstrated excellence, success, and quality in treating complex psychiatric and addiction disorders and achieved long-term, sustainable improvements.
Hazelden’s residential and outpatient facilities in Minnesota, Florida, Illinois, Oregon and New York, provide a broad range of treatment and recovery services, from accurate assessments to continuing care and long-term recovery coaching and tools. Our multidisciplinary care teams include licensed drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrists and psychologists, spiritual care counselors, nutritionists and wellness specialists.
“We treat the whole person,” said Hazelden’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marvin Seppala. “And we never stop seeking the latest and most effective evidence-based best practices on behalf of our patients. The recognition from ValueOptions validates and supports that work, and we’re very proud to be meeting the highest possible standards as an established center of excellence.”
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 substance abuse treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public education and advocacy, and publishing. Learn more at www.hazelden.org.