Two years ago, Candi spent Thanksgiving alone, in an abandoned house, sick from heroin withdrawal. In less than one year, she had gone from abusing prescription pain medication to losing everything – her kids, her home, her self-respect and the respect of her family.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. held its annual meeting at the Beechwood Hotel on October 16, 2012. David Grenier, president of Cutler Capital Management, was elected as Spectrum’s Board chair, and Verilyn Mitchell, vice president for real estate planning and development at the MassDevelopment Finance Agency, was elected vice chair.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. began new corrections programs in Georgia at the West Central Integrated Treatment Facility, Appling Integrated Treatment Facility and Turner Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility this past July. The Integrated Treatment Facilities are the first programs in the state to provide treatment to offenders with co-occurring disorders.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new outpatient clinic located at 42 Summer Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The new location will offer medication-assisted treatment and counseling, beginning Tuesday, October 9, 2012. For more information on admissions, please contact the intake department at 1-800-464-9555 extension 1161.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was selected by the Florida Department of Corrections to operate substance abuse therapeutic community programs at three correctional facilities in the state.  The new contracts include 408 residential treatment beds, designed to serve male inmates with serious substance abuse issues.