Meridian Health Services - CURRENT Summer 2018

22 CURRENT | Meridian Health Services | Summer 2018 meridian tackles addiction current special report Located in Richmond, IN, Meridian Addictions & Recovery Center (ARC) provides 30 residential beds for adults 18 years and older. It has two units—one for men and one for women—with 15 beds each. The facility provides a multi-disciplinary approach for drug and alcohol treatment embracing Meridian’s “whole-person” health philosophy to include medical detox, behavioral therapy, intensive rehabilitation, wellness education, recovery and post treatment support. “We see this kind of treatment central to our mission,” said Hank Milius, President and CEO, Meridian Health Services. “Without key community stakeholders and Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), we would not see this kind of success.” The state provided the bricks and mortar of the ARC project by giving Meridian access to a facility on the campus of the state hospital. It also provides building maintenance services, food for patients and laundry services. Meridian provides the medical and behavioral health expertise. Equally significant was the granting of a O ne year after Meridian Health Services opened Richmond’s first residential treatment center, the program is seeing successful rehabilitations, growing partnerships across the state and watching new collaborations emerge. ARC embraces whole-person treatment & Recovery ‘We see this kind of treatment central to our mission.’ — Hank Milius, Meridian President & CEO ARC TEAM. From left to right: Heather Buckland, Richmond ARC Program Manager; Sayward Salazar, LCSW, Meridian’s Regional Manager for Wayne and Fayette counties; and Britni Gettinger, Richmond ARC Operations Coordinator. TO PAGE 24

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