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History and Information About CRC Health Group

CRC Health Group was founded in 1995 by Daniel Newby and Dr. Barry Karlin with the purchase of The Camp Recovery Center in Scotts Valley, California. Today, CRC Health Group has become the largest provider of specialized behavioral health care services in the U.S. Each day, we treat more than 30,000 people with drug and alcohol addiction, learning differences, weight management issues, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues. We operate residential treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, boarding schools, outdoor wilderness camps, and a variety of other therapeutic programs making us uniquely qualified to treat patients throughout the life cycle of their disorders, at every level of care.

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Dr. Barry Karlin

Because we have been entrusted with the well-being of our patients, our first priority is helping people get and stay well. CRC provides clinically sound, research-based treatment options at 145 facilities conveniently located throughout the United States. As a service-oriented company that is determined to provide cutting-edge scientific solutions to behavioral health issues, we are constantly working to improve the quality of care and depth and breadth of services available.

Headquartered in Cupertino, California, CRC is deeply invested in the communities and people we serve. We provide high-level, professional care to each client using sophisticated treatment modalities tailored to each person’s individual needs. Whatever a patient’s needs or preferences, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan to match. With the support and dedication of highly trained, specialized staff, CRC offers a wealth of unparalleled clinical expertise.

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CRC’s treatment programs have enjoyed an industry-wide reputation for treatment excellence over the past 20 years. Leading the field in new and innovative approaches to treatment, our programs are regularly included in scientific studies and are featured in the media through national periodicals and network television programming. As a result of our reputation for providing outstanding services and care, we have been designated as a preferred provider by over 700 major insurance companies, managed care organizations, labor union health and welfare trust funds, publicly funded agencies, and self-funded businesses.

As a leader in behavioral health care, we have extensive resources at our disposal to help people achieve lasting recovery. We also have a responsibility to be a voice for large-scale change in the health care system. Because we take this responsibility seriously, CRC is actively involved on a national level in advocating for better access to behavioral health care and insurance reimbursement for patients.

As CRC continues to set the standards in innovative behavioral health care, we proudly embark on a future of new beginnings for individuals and families in need.