Spectrum’s treatment program at the Bainbridge Probation Substance Abuse Treatment Center recently doubled in size with the addition of 192 beds by the Georgia Department of Corrections. On November 1, James Donald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new treatment beds. Charles Faris, Spectrum President and Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President of Clinical Services, Peter Paolantonio attended the dedication ceremony, along with numerous city and state officials.

For thirteen years, Spectrum has operated in-prison residential substance abuse treatment programs in the State of Georgia under contract to the Department of Corrections and the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Programming has expanded overtime. The organization now serves nearly 1,500 inmates each day across six state institutions. Additionally, Spectrum provides outpatient substance abuse counseling services to parolees throughout the state.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider serving more than 18,000 individuals each year in community and institutional settings throughout Massachusetts, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maine, Arizona and Tennessee.