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Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., incorporated on October 24, 2005, is a provider of behavioral healthcare services. The Company operates in two segments: U.S. Facilities and U.K. Facilities. The Company develops and operates inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential treatment centers, group homes, substance abuse facilities and facilities providing outpatient behavioral healthcare services to serve the behavioral health and recovery needs of communities throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. The Company operates approximately 260 behavioral healthcare facilities with over 9,900 beds in over 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.

U.S. Facilities

The Company's U.S. facilities and services are classified into categories, which include acute inpatient psychiatric facilities; specialty treatment facilities; residential treatment centers and outpatient community-based services. Acute inpatient psychiatric facilities provide care in order to stabilize patients that are either a threat to themselves or to others. The acute setting provides around the clock observation, daily intervention and monitoring by psychiatrists. Its facilities that offer acute care services provide evaluation and crisis stabilization of patients with severe psychiatric diagnoses through a medical delivery model that incorporates structured and intensive medical and behavioral therapies with around the clock monitoring by a psychiatrist, psychiatric trained nurses, therapists and other direct care staff.

The Company's specialty treatment facilities include residential recovery facilities, eating disorder facilities and comprehensive treatment centers (CTCs). The Company provides a continuum of care for adults with addictive disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Its detoxification, inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment programs give patients access to the restrictive level of care. The specialty treatment services are provided to patients abusing addictive substances, such as alcohol, illicit drugs or opiates, including prescription drugs. Some of its facilities also treat other addictions and behavioral disorders, such as chronic pain, sexual compulsivity, compulsive gambling, mood disorders, emotional trauma and abuse. Its treatment facilities provide a number of different treatment services, such as assessment, detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, counseling, education, lectures and group therapy. Its residential recovery facilities provide three basic levels of residential treatment depending on the severity of the patient's addiction or behavioral disorder. Its eating disorder facilities provide treatment services for eating disorders and weight management. Its CTCs specialize in providing medication-assisted and abstinent-based treatment. CTCs utilize medication-assisted treatment to individuals addicted to opiates, such as opioid analgesics (prescription pain medications) and heroin. Each of its CTCs provide a range of substance abuse treatment support services that include medical, counseling, vocational, educational, and other treatment services.

The Company's Residential treatment centers treat patients with behavioral disorders in a non-hospital setting, including outdoor programs. The facilities balance therapy activities with social, academic and other activities. It provides residential treatment care through a medical model residential treatment facility, which offers intensive, medically driven interventions and individualized treatment regimens designed to deal with moderate to high-level patient acuity. Children and adolescents admitted to these facilities have had multiple prior failed treatment plans, severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse, termination of parental custody, substance abuse, marked deficiencies in social, interpersonal and academic skills and a range of psychiatric disorders. Treatment is provided by an interdisciplinary team coordinating psychopharmacological, individual, group and family therapy, along with specialized accredited educational programs.

The Company's residential treatment centers provide group home, therapeutic group home and therapeutic foster care programs. Its group home programs provide family-style living for youths in a single house or apartment within residential communities. It also operates therapeutic group homes that provide treatment services for seriously and emotionally disturbed adolescents. It also manages therapeutic foster care programs.

The Company's community-based services are divided into approximately two age groups, which include children and adolescents, and young children. Community-based programs are designed to provide therapeutic treatment to children and adolescents having a clinically defined emotional, psychiatric or chemical dependency disorder. Community-based programs developed for these age groups provide an array of therapeutic services to a risk population of children. These children suffer from severe congenital, neurobiological, speech or motor and early onset psychiatric disorders. These services are provided in clinics and employ a treatment model. Depending on their individual needs and treatment plan, children receive speech, physical, occupational and psychiatric interventions that are coordinated with services provided by their referring primary care physician. The children receive treatment during regular business hours. The U.S. Facilities segment includes approximately 200 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 7,700 beds in over 40 states and Puerto Rico.

U.K. Facilities

The Company provides inpatient services through mental health hospitals and care homes in the United Kingdom. In addition to these services, it also operates a U.K. division. In the United Kingdom, mental health hospitals provide psychiatric treatment and nursing for sufferers of mental disorders. In order to manage the risks involved with treating patients, the facility is managed through the application of a range of security measures depending on the level of dependency and risk exhibited by the patient. The levels of dependency and risk stemming from the range of disorders treated at these hospitals determine the level of security and care provided, which consists of medium secure facilities, low secure facilities, rehabilitation services and acute services.

The Company's medium secure facilities treat patients presenting a serious danger to others and themselves but do not need the physical security arrangements of a high security hospital. The purpose of medium secure services is to provide care and treatment to reduce risk, promote recovery and support patients moving through the care pathway to lower levels of security or to reestablishing themselves in the community. Low secure facilities provide treatment for patients, because of the level of risk or challenge they present, cannot be treated in open mental health settings. Low secure services deliver intensive and multidisciplinary treatment to patients demonstrating disturbed behavior in the context of a serious mental disorder and require the provision of security but pose a lesser risk of harm to themselves and to others. Both locked and open mental health rehabilitation services provide a bridge between secure hospital facilities and community living by providing relapse prevention and social integration services, as well as vocational opportunities. Acute services provide treatment relating to emergency admissions for patients at risk to themselves or others, as well as crisis intervention and treatment of behavioral emergencies. Care homes provide long-term, non-acute care for adults suffering from a mental illness or addiction, or who have a learning disability or brain injury and are unable to cope unsupported in the community.

The Company offers education and children's services, adult care and elderly care services. The Company operates a U.K. division to provide employee assistance programs (EAP) to organizations. These support services are designed to help employees manage difficult issues in their professional or personal lives with services that include a call center for telephone counseling available around the clock; a national network of counselors available for live, face-to-face support; interactive health and wellness programs; debt management advice services and management training. The U.K. Facilities segment included approximately 50 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 2,200 beds in the United Kingdom.

The Company competes with Universal Health Services, Inc. and National Health Service.

Company Address

Acadia Healthcare Company Inc

6100 Tower Cir Ste 1000
FRANKLIN   TN   37067-1509
P: +1615.8616000
F: +1615.2619685

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