Dec 15, 2011 — Read Michael's Story and Consider Supporting Spectrum's Mission

Michael’s path to recovery has not been a smooth one. Michael lived, in his words, a “normal, modern life” just a few years ago until marijuana use, abuse of prescription pills and untreated depression left him homeless and without contact with his two young daughters.
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Dec 01, 2011 — Spectrum Receives Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International

Spectrum’s in-prison residential substance abuse treatment programs in Georgia recently earned another three-year accreditation from CARF International – an independent, accrediting body of health and human service providers founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
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Nov 23, 2011 — Renowned Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Researcher Joins Spectrum Health Systems

Harry K. Wexler, Ph.D. has been retained as Senior Research Advisor for Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a non-profit behavioral health organization headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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Oct 25, 2011 — Spectrum Annual Meeting Features Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis as Keynote Speaker

"We have a responsibility to make this community safer. We have to make sure that people getting out of jail are less likely to re-offend than when they got in there," said Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis to an audience of nearly 100 community leaders, elected officials, and others at Spectrum Health Systems' 2011 Annual Meeting.
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Oct 12, 2011 — Spectrum Employees Receive State and National Awards

Affirming the effectiveness of peer-driven support services for individuals in recovery from substance-use disorders, Spectrum staff members serving as the directors of two peer recovery support centers were recently recognized by well-respected organizations at both the state and national levels with awards for their contributions.
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Sep 01, 2011 — Spectrum Health Systems Celebrates Recovery Month in September

Spectrum Health Systems, the largest alcohol and addiction treatment provider in Massachusetts, is proud to once again be a local community leader in celebrating National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and helping spread the message that treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders is effective and available, and that recovery is possible.
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Aug 09, 2011 — Project Peer Connection Making a Difference in Central Mass

Project Peer Connection, an innovative mentoring program for releasing offenders with a history of substance use in Worcester County, Massachusetts was recently featured in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, a national award-winning publication of Wiley Periodicals.
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Aug 03, 2011 — Spectrum Recognizes Excellence in Correctional Treatment

Spectrum Health Systems recently hosted its Second Annual Excellence in Correctional Treatment event, celebrating the achievements of Spectrum's successful 17-year partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC).
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Jun 28, 2011 — Spectrum Celebrates First Graduation at New Women's Center

Spectrum Health Systems recently held a commencement ceremony to celebrate the first two women to complete its highly acclaimed Women & Children's program at the newly constructed Women’s Center which opened last fall in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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May 12, 2011 — Spectrum’s 2-Day Women’s Treatment Conference Draws National Experts

Spectrum Health Systems held its 3rd Women’s Treatment Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts, May 5-6, 2011. More than 200 government officials, treatment providers, advocates and individuals in recovery joined national experts in women’s treatment for the two-day conference, which tackled a complex and demanding topic in women’s health—“Breaking the Cycle of Co-occurring Disorders in Women.”
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May 09, 2011 — Spectrum Names New Chief Operating Officer

Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter B. Rockholz as its Chief Operating Officer.  "Peter has spent his entire professional career in the addictions treatment field in both the private and public sectors. He enjoys a highly respected reputation in the field," said Spectrum President & CEO Charles Faris.
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Mar 22, 2011 — Spectrum Reentry Experts Attend National Conference

Reentry experts from Spectrum Health Systems recently joined officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal agencies, formerly incarcerated individuals, and other practitioners in Washington, DC for the Second Chance Act (SCA) national conference.
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Mar 10, 2011 — Spectrum Reinvents Professional Development

Four years ago, Spectrum Health Systems undertook an initiative to redesign its professional development programs.  Behavioral Healthcare magazine recently published, “Reinventing Professional Development,” an article written by several of the organization’s key leaders to describe Spectrum’s successful professional development innovations.   
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Feb 09, 2011 — Spectrum Employees Benefit from Workforce Development Grant

Seventeen Spectrum employees recently celebrated the advancement of their careers, while helping ease an ongoing national shortage of qualified substance use and addictions workers.  On January 25, Spectrum held a graduation ceremony to recognize those employees who received certificates for completing a company-sponsored Addiction Counselor Education (ACE) program.  These certifications are increasingly required by state-funded agencies for persons working in the addictions treatment field.
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Jan 25, 2011 — Spectrum Wins Contract in Tennessee

Spectrum was recently re-awarded a contract by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) to operate residential substance abuse treatment programs at four state facilities, serving 370 male and female inmates with histories of addiction.
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